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Book Review: The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Lieu

The Shadow Hero is absolutely delightful.  It’s funny, sexy, exciting, and sometimes very sad.  It’s inspiring.  It’s everything a superhero comic should be, completely with the important question of what a superhero should do with his power. 405 more words

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"American Born Chinese" or How One Reconciles with the Hyphen

My mother once told me an old Chinese parable.

Gene Luen Yang is not our mother and his story is not old nor strictly Chinese but what he offers in his award-winning graphic novel is, at its heart, a parable about the hyphen.  446 more words


"Shadow Hero" Transforms 40's Propaganda into Unique Superhero Story

If 2014 had a theme, it was race. From all that happened in Ferguson, to the controversy at the National Book Awards, the topic felt inescapable. 761 more words


Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Normally I do not review graphic novels but after seeing many reviews on this book on fellow bloggers’ sites, I decided to take the plunge. Gene Luen Yang does not approach the Chinese immigrant story as other Chinese American writers, such as… 426 more words


Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Saints by Gene Luen Yang is the companion book to Boxers. Boxers and Saints are a set of historical graphic novels about China’s Boxer Rebellion told from the perspective of two young people on opposing sides. 317 more words


Mini Review: Level Up

For day four of my mini review week, I wanted to lighten up a little after Through The Woods, so I picked up Level Up… 222 more words