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Jewels from Festival of Faith & Writing

The Festival of Faith & Writing was short on tulips this year, but still rich in jewels from writers of many kinds.  Some glints from the riches: 262 more words


Graphic Novels

So I read a Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang recently and since they were graphic novels I enjoyed them very much. I love reading what the characters are saying or thinking and I like seeing everything happening on the page. 224 more words

Chinese Superheroes

The website of radio show “Studio 360,” here, offers a glimpse into an intriguing new graphic novel. Check out the slide show illustrating:

(1) “The covers of Gene Luen Yang’s two-part graphic novel… 226 more words

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Using humorous intertwining story lines, Yang presents a mix of realistic fiction and Chinese mythology, each of which illustrate the desire to belong and the painful repercussions of stereotypes. 207 more words

Comic - Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search: A+


Like The Promise, this volume is another fantastic complement to the series. Not only that, but it answers one of the fundamental questions remaining from the show, the mystery of Zuko’s mother. 51 more words


Featured Book: Saints & Boxers

Celebrated graphic novelist, Gen Lueng Yang, has taken the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China and created two wonderful and heartbreaking novels. Boxers tells the story of a little boy who is mistreated by Western ideology and revolts by later joining the Boxer Rebellion. 50 more words


Companion Books

A while back I spent a wandering week picking up new and used books so I’d have at least three or four in each genre ready to go when I was ready to read (for genre here I mean a stack of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry). 220 more words