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American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese( )
Author: Yang, Gene Luen
Illustrator: Yang, Gene Luen
ISBN:978-1-4299-6936-9
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:Roaring Brook Press
Imprint:First Second Books
Book Format:Ebook
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As an Asian American, American Born Chinese is the book I've been waiting for all my life. --Derek Kirk Kim A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a...
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Yang, Gene Luen (Author)
Gene Luen Yang was born on August 9, 1973 in California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in computer science and minored in creative writing. After graduating in 1995, he worked as a computer engineer for two years. He decided that he was meant to teach and left his job as an engineer to teach computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California.

He is a writer of graphic novels and comics. His first published comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, was published in 1997 and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. His other works include Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 for American Born Chinese and the Eisner Award for best short story in 2009 for Eternal Smile.

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