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
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
“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
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