American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese

Square Fish
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Author: Gene Luen Yang

Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Lexile Measure: GN530L 
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Square Fish; First edition (December 23, 2008)

    ISBN: 0312384483



    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

    Jin Wang starts at a new school where he's the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn't want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he's in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee's annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny's reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He's ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there's no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They're going to have to find a way―if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.

    American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller.

    This title has Common Core Connections

    EAN: 9780312384487

    Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches

    Languages: English, French