American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (First Second, 2006)
Genre: Graphic Novel
National Book Award Nominee for Young People’s Literature (2006)
Printz Award (2007) 280 more words
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China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.
Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight to free China from “foreign devils.”
National Book Festival Author’s Gala at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Gene Luen Yang had an amazing speech which starts at about the 20 minute mark… 6 more words