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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
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Broken into three parts, American Born Chinese is a fantastic example of the power of stories. The vivid colors and stark lines draw you into the plot, but the question of how these three seemingly separate tales connect keep you going. Yang succeeded in retelling a well-known Chinese fable for an American audience, exposing harmful Asian stereotypes through a pretend sitcom, and illustrating one boy’s adolescence—all within the same compact book. American Born Chinese is geared toward children and teens, but everyone should read it. We could all use a little reminder to bring more kindness into the world, that little extra push to be our more fully authentic selves.

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Reading Progress

February 29, 2016 – Shelved
February 29, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 8, 2019 – Started Reading
May 8, 2019 – Shelved as: featuring-poc
May 8, 2019 – Shelved as: form-graphic-novel-comic
May 8, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
May 8, 2019 – Shelved as: age-middle-grade
May 8, 2019 – Shelved as: review
May 8, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2020 – Shelved as: year-of-asian-reading

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