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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
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Dec 29, 08

bookshelves: fiction, graphic-novels, young-adult
Recommended for: hyphenated-Americans
Read in December, 2008

I never would've thought I'd like this book as much as I did! It's a graphic novel about coming to terms with one's own ethnic identity while trying desperately to fit into mainstream American culture. In this case it's a young Chinese-American male who's trying to figure out who he is through some very creative storytelling (three interesting, well-developed plots that come together at the end). I love the colorful pictures. I'm not normally a sucker for graphic anything but this book *looks* awesome. It's hard not to be drawn to simply because of the pictures. And the plot is really interesting, well-written, and engaging.

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