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Today’s Book Spotlight is on Saints by: Gene Luen Yang.

Four-Girl has been cursed since birth. She is the only one of her siblings to live past infancy and shortly after she was born, her father died. 278 more words

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Review: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters.

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Authenticity I Never Knew I Wanted: The Shadow Hero

Superhero revivals are a dime a dozen, but few are like The Shadow Hero by writer Gene Luen Yang and artist Sonny Liew. The basic idea behind the comic is that it provides an origin story to a hero who never had one, the golden age character known as the Green Turtle, but Yang and Liew take it further by essentially “reclaiming” the character for Asian-Americans. 677 more words

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Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search - Library Edition Review


Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Library Edition

Release Date

05 February, 2014


Dark Horse

Creative Staff

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, … 3,650 more words

Dark Horse Comics

Mini Review: American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese
By Gene Luen Yang

My Edition:
Paperback, 233 pages
2006, Square Fish
ISBN: 9780312384487

“Three very different characters. One simple goal: to fit in.” Jin moves with his family and attends a new middle school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. 409 more words


Twelve Comics and Graphic Novels You Should Read Immediately

Kazia here! So this weekend I spent some quality time at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, a small, free, fantastic show in Cambridge with over a hundred exhibitors and some truly excellent panels. 1,096 more words

Book review: Boxers and Saints

Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers. First Second, 2013. $18.99. 328p. 978-1-59643-359-5. Ages 9-13:

Yang, Gene Luen. Saints. First Second, 2013. $15.99. 170p. 978-1-59643-689-3. Ages 9-13: In this pair of graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion when Chinese peasants revolt against foreign missionaries in 1898, the hero of one becomes the monster of the other and vice versa. 188 more words

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