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Catching up - Monthly reading review - June

Most of June I was busy and full of suspense for the trip to Japan. Reading took a backseat in most of my activities. Here are some of the books I finished reading since my last monthly reading review: 333 more words

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Saints by Gene Luen Yang - A Book Review

I recently wrote a review of Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers, and this book, Saints, is a companion piece.  In fact, it’s more than just a companion piece — it’s a conclusion. 487 more words


Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - A Book Review

After teaching American Born Chinese for several years, I finally decided my (then) nine-year-old could handle it last fall.  She loved it, so when Gene Luen Yang came to our local library, we had to pay him a visit.  646 more words


20 Questions Book Tag

Remember last Wednesday, when–uninvited and unannounced–I did the How I Choose My Books Tag? Well, I’m back this week with another book tag and a little more propriety, since… 1,094 more words


How I Choose my Books Tag

Morning, all! Last week I saw the How I Choose My Books Tag on Nut Free Nerd (which is one of my favorite book blogs), and even though Holly didn’t tag me, I wanted to do it, so I did. 820 more words


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

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