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American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.

Yang, Gene Luen, (author.). Pien, Lark. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Hampton Branch YA J YAN (Text) 30365101006055 Young Adult Graphic Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library GRA Yang Gene (Text) 22960000979509 Adult Graphics Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library GRA Yang Gene (Text) 22960001775609 Adult Graphics Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch GRA Yang Gene (Text) 22960000979517 Adult Graphics Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch GRA Yang Gene (Text) 22960000979525 Adult Graphics Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch T FIC YAN (Text) 0530006056394 Young Adult Graphic Comic Collection Available -
Florence - Main Library Y Yang (Text) 33172005677529 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch YA741.5 Yang (Text) 30553102161017 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312384487
  • ISBN: 0312384483
  • Physical Description: 233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Square Fish edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Winner of the Michael L. Printz award"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at the school. Jocki and his bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl." Story 2: "Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on Earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god ..." Story 3: "Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse" -- Publisher's description.
Summary, etc.:
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
Target Audience Note:
GN530L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG+ 3.3 1 111766
Awards Note:
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007.
Subject: Graphic novels.
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Chinese Americans > Comic books, strips, etc.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels > United States.

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