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Boxers & Saints

by Gene Luen Yang

Color by Lark Pien

ISBN 978-1-59643-359-5

ISBN 978-1-59643-689-3

“What is China but a people and their stories?”

As the youngest son, Little Bao never expected fame or glory. 541 more words


On Graphic Novels

I don’t normally do discussion posts on TRT, but I do them on occasion when I stumble into something middle-grade related that isn’t focused on a lot in the middle-grade sphere. 376 more words

Review: Superman #45

After having his secret identity exposed, Superman vowed to bring to justice anyone who hurt those close to him. But when a villain calls his bluff, how far will the Man of Steel go? 339 more words


Staying Right At the Middle: Gene Luen Yang's Level Up

In recent memory, Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was the last time I heard about the Asian-American experience in popular news. I’ll skip over my thoughts on the work because that demands an extended conversation for a different time and avenue, but with the high publicity of Chua’s work, Asian-Americans have an opportunity to begin to describe their experiences living within two somewhat contradictory cultures, and most importantly, to emerge as distinct voices (ideally, from my perspective, against the Amy Chua practices for breeding replicant, financially successful but soul and imagination empty Asian-Americans). 932 more words


The Worst Thing Ever Just Happened

I decided to dust off my imaginary psychology doctorate and coin a new mental health term. Let’s call it Irrational Fanboy Butthurtness (IFB). I feel like it needs to be addressed because I have recently suffered from it for the first time. 776 more words


Book Review

American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

It’s been a while since I put this book on my to-read list. I actually wanted to buy it while I was in China this year. 398 more words


Ignoring that panicky feeling

Normally this time of year, I’d be stuffing my freezer with nourishing soups to get me through the first week or so of NaNoWriMo. But October has been busier than usual, and this weekend I’m attending my first USBBY conference. 110 more words