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Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: YA lit, historical fiction, graphic novel

Synopsis: It’s 1898.  Missionaries are roaming China, and Vibiana is inspired.  They’re the only ones who treat her with kindness, and thus begins her learning of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ.  197 more words

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: YA lit, historical fiction, graphic novel

Synopsis: It’s 1898.  Missionaries are roaming China, and Little Bao has had enough.  He soon joins a grassroots rebellion in opposition, by imbibing the spirit of an ancient Chinese emperor.  178 more words

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang wrote The Shadow Hero, a look at the origins of the Green Turtle super hero. The graphic noble starts with a meeting between the four elemental spirits of China. 517 more words

YA Books

Book Review: American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang
Macmillan (2006)
Graphic Novel/YA

This wonderful graphic novel weaves together three seemingly unconnected tales into one cohesive journey of acceptance. 363 more words

Book Review

A Beginner's Guide to Gene Luen Yang

I discovered graphic novels last year. I realize that I am behind the curve on that one but I have an addictive personality and because of that when I found one author that I thought was cool, I proceeded to find as many things as I could by him and binge them! 293 more words

Book List

Surprised by Yang

Review of: American Born Chinese by Gene Yuen Yang. Published 2006 by First Second Books.

Every once and awhile I am pleasantly surprised to find the fingerprints of the Faith in previously unconsidered places – whether it is listening to musical album of popular music that turns out to have a particularly Catholic theme, or watching a movie and seeing a surprise introduction to a priest, religious, or some other Christian character in a positive light. 725 more words

Christianity

Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints is a companion set of historical fiction graphic novels that gives a unique look at the Boxer Rebellion of China between 1899-1901. This magical realism tale delivers a heartbreaking look at the violent upheaval that occurred in Chinese society during this time period. 646 more words