American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596433736

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 8939

Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.

American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466805463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4854

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. 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 and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781429969369

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9735

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. 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 and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 2935

A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Journey to the West

Author: Anthony C. Yu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226971537

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3948

The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

Paths & Portals

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1626720762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5816

"Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!" --

Prime Baby

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596436123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2594

When Thaddeus learns that his baby sister is an interdimensional conduit for peace-loving aliens, he finds it hard to convince anyone of his discovery, in a laugh-out-loud look at sibling rivalry. Simultaneous.

The Shadow Hero 4

Fights You Cannot Win

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466861843

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 28

View: 6657

The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The fourth issue of The Shadow Hero, "Fights You Cannot Win," finds our hero, Hank, reeling after his father's death at the hands of the Tong of Sticks. Resolved to avenge his father and beat the bad guys, Hank begins experimenting with his newfound superpowers! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!

El Deafo

Author: Cece Bell

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5931

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO STARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (2011) and Liz Prince’s Tomboy." --Booklist

Boxers & Saints

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466854502

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3076

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set Edition One of the greatest comics storytellers alive brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing new work. In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature. Gene Luen Yang is rightly called a master of the comics form, and this book will cement that reputation. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature One of Publishers Weekly's Best Comic Books and Best Children's Books of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

Author: Jennifer B. Lee

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 0446511706

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2149

If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.

Saints

Author: Gene Luen Yang,Lark Pien

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596436891

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7421

Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her name and identity in Christianity, but with the Boxer Rebellion in full swing and Chinese Christians facing death, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her religion or her country.

The Eternal Smile

Three Stories

Author: Gene Luen Yang,Derek Kirk Kim

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781596431560

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 170

View: 5602

Three magical tales that border between the realms of reality and fantasy are brought to life in this wonderfully imaginative graphic novel for young adults. Original.

The Icarus Show

Author: Sally Christie

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338095005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1461

Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on. biDon't React./i/b It's so simple, it just might work. David, a boy in his class, does react. He's branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is what it promises true--will a boy really fly? The Icarus Show iis an unforgettable story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius./i

Level Up

Author: Gene Luen Yang,Thien Pham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596432357

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 9392

Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.

The "Chinese" Way of Doing Things

Perspectives on American-born Chinese and the Chinese Church in North America

Author: Samuel Ling,Samuel D. Ling,Clarence Cheuk

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9781892632029

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 8831

We are pleased to launch this series of books to help Christian leaders, missionaries, international student ministers, seminarians, and mission-minded Christians understand the complex relationship between the Christian gospel and Chinese culture.

Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Amaze Ink

ISBN: 9780943151953

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 100

View: 1852

Gordon Yamamoto, a dim-witted but loveable student at Quiggenberry High School, learns an important lesson on life after getting something unexpectedly lodged up his nostril. This is an offbeat and human story with powerful storytelling.

Born American

A Chinese Woman's Dream of Liberty

Author: Sasha Gong

Publisher: Nimble Books

ISBN: 9781934840900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 8581

Sasha Gong tells of her dramatic journey to America from the People's Republic of China to escape political persecution, to achieve personal freedom and to pursue happiness.

Monkey

Folk Novel of China

Author: Wu Ch'êng-ên

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198846

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5119

Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.