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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

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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


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. 642 more words

215 American Born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang, 2006

Jin Wang, the child of Chinese immigrants, wants nothing more than to fit in with the other American kids at his school. 469 more words


The Disidentificatory Death of Danny Wang

I remember having read Gene Luen Yang’s classic graphic novel on Asian American ethnic identity development, American Born Chinese (2006), some time in middle school.  2,875 more words

Graphic Novel Review: Level Up

~ Spoiler Free Graphic Novel Review: Level Up Written by: Gene Luen Yang & Illustrated by: Thien Pham ~


Nothing is what it seems when life collides with video games. 378 more words


Review: New Super-Man, Volume 3: Equilibrium

It’s Friday night!  Here’s a light reading review for the weekend…because Pastors need a break from heavy theological readings too!

Gene Yang. New Super-Man, Volume 3: Equilibrium… 615 more words

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