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American Born Chinese

Yang, G. L., & Pien, L. (2006). American born Chinese. New York, NY: First Second. ISBN13: 9781596431522; Paperback; $10.99.

In American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang weaves together three separate stories that combine look at the idea of identity and what begin from a specific culture means. 268 more words

Young Adult

BookKids: Tomoko Reads Without Walls

This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Art Director, Tomoko, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. 568 more words

BookKids: Eugenia Reads Without Walls

This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Kids’ Event Coordinator, Eugenia, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. 767 more words

Weekly Geeky Question #12: Influential Comic Book Creators

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #12, and this week’s questions is… 3,975 more words

Comics

Embracing Identity: A Review of American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

I remember fondly the last Chinese American colleague of my military career. She was my supervisor: a very kind, patient, conscientious, hardworking, and highly competent person. 1,174 more words

Good Books

Boxers + Saints, Gene Luen Yang

This was an interesting set of graphic novels I probably never would have discovered if they weren’t assigned in my YA Lit class. 

The set of two graphic novels follows two people on either side of the Boxer Rebellion, which happened in China between 1899-1901, towards the end of the Qing Dynasty. 439 more words

Book Review