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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

Book Reviews

Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang:  These companion graphic novels tell the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China from dual perspectives.  Boxers follows the story of Little Bao, who stands up for his family and country to drive out the westerners who have developed a great deal of control and influence in China.  189 more words


Summer omnibus, part 2

More from my summer’s reading:

Aaron Starmer, The Riverman (2014). In upstate New York, near the Canadian border, Alistair Cleary lives a normal life of taking dangerous dares and avoiding nosy neighbors. 736 more words

Historical Fiction

Review: Level Up by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Title: Level Up

Author: Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham (Illustrator)

Publisher: First Second

Source: Purchased

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Summer omnibus, part 1

Once again I find myself with a foot-tall stack of books I’ve read but not yet reviewed for my followers, next to a stack of papers to grade and projects to complete for school, which started 3 weeks ago. 596 more words


Boxers & Saints "Translation"

May 2014

I’m such a geek…I read Gene Luen Yang’s “Boxers & Saints” graphic novels (about the Boxer Rebellion in China) and noticed that some of the dialogue spoken by the white characters in “Boxers” were in the gibberish letters, not letting the readers know what they were talking about. 105 more words

3: American-Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang (First Second, 2006).

GENRE: Graphic Novel, Comic Book

HONORS/LISTS: Michael L. Printz Award, School Library Journal Best Books (2006), Booklist Editors’ Choice – Books for Youth – Older Readers Category (2006)

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American Born Chinese