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American Born ChineseDing my mind It erfectly captured the essence of itAnd along the way we smoothly follow the story of the Monkey King Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables Adored by his subjects master of the arts of kung fu he is the most owerful monkey on earth But the Monkey King doesn t want to be a monkey He wants to be hailed as a god Chin Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese as a god Chin Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese and he s ruining his cousin Danny s life Danny s a opular kid at school but every year Chin Kee comes to visit and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame This year though things uickly go from bad to worseI kept thinking throughout my reading experience how Danny was going to be relevant in any way I didn t know if we re supposed to feel sorry for him because I certainly didn t He kept acting like an entitled white boy with little to no Wedding Daze problems Entitled white boy or whatBut thenThen the three stories get connected and it completely knocked my socks off Because it seemingly follows three unrelated tales until it all comes together for an epic truly epic twist that I didn t see coming from a mile offIt wasure brilliance I was all NOW WAIT JUST A DAMN MINUTE Literally applauding Gene Luen Yang for this reveal that I did not see coming at allAnd here s a Gender and Multiculturalism pretty accurate visual of me when the reveal came I was shakingAndraising the writer even for that ending and how intricate and well lotted everything was thought out to the last detail I seriously cannot stop thinking about everything that went down There s so much to discuss from white rivilege to stereotypes to what it means to accept yourself And everything was handled with brilliancePS Wei Chen is one of the best It s really been such a long time since a graphic novel has captured my heart like this I read American Born Chinese in one breath and now I cannot stop raving about it Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying American Born Chinese just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko ficombookspoi A graphic novel with a wonderful overarching message about identity and a solid representation of Asian American characters In American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang details the story of Jin Wang the only Chinese American at his new school Yang intertwines Jin s struggle with the tale of Chin Kee say this name aloud the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype as well as the legend of the Monkey King one of the most famous Chinese fables These three Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum plots come together in an unexpected way to conclude the novel with a bangYang does a great job of deconstructing stereotypes about Asian Americans by tackling them head on He delves into Wang s emotions and his vulnerability as an insecure outsider when compared to hiseers He highlights the Judgment Day (Time of Judgment Trilogy, pressures to assimilate to theredominate culture even at the cost of one s individuality Though I found the twist at the end of the book abrupt and a bit too absurd I appreciated how Yang kept the focus on the intricacies of Asian American identity in a humorous accessible wayRecommended to those interested in graphic novels or stories featuring diverse characters A three star read I would still encourage others to check out in articular to those searching for something different and fun Reference information Title American Born ChineseAuthor Gene Luen YangPublisher and fun Reference information Title American Born ChineseAuthor Gene
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YangPublisher Second Year of ages 233 Genre Graphic NovelReading level 6th grade Interest level 15 yrs oldPotential hot lava some racist language some violenceGeneral responsereactionI was surprised at how uickly I finished this graphic novel This book was so. To a new school to escape the shame This year though things uickly go from bad to worseThese three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist in a modern fable that is hilarious Summer Break (Gods at Eighteen 3) poignant and actionacked American Born Chinese is an amazing rise all the way up to the astonishing climax and confirms what a growing number of readers already know Gene Yang is a major talen. ,
Read for my ethnic american minority lit class so no rating but i really liked how the three storylines wove together and the overall message this carried Gene Luen Yang does a good job telling his story about his life or not his own maybe as a Chinese American I was very excited to read this book becasue first it was a graphic novel and second his story sort of connects with me since I am a Chinese American myself Yang chooses an interesting title American Born Chinese Its not one of those clever thought rovoking titles but it is a rare one that you don t come across often I sort of anticipated on what this story will be about but what I didn t expect was the form of the story Basically there are three story lines a story about an American Born Chinese who moves to a new area and goes to a school as the only asian kid a opular chinese myth called Monkey King and a story about a chinese kid who has all these negative chinese stereotypes and ruins Danny s life There is no chronological order to these stories Yang goes back and forth with all three stories but in the end eveything ties together One thing that I really like about this book is that everything is in color unlike the other graphic novels that are black and white The color adds life into the stories which constantly reminds me that I am reading a biography or autobiography The writing is easy to understand but the main oint of the book is the meaning it is trying to convey It is always hard to live in two cultures at the same time something like living two lives In this book Yang mainly focused on the struggles of being a Chinese American but I believe lives In this book Yang mainly focused on the struggles of being a Chinese American but I believe minority groups experience the same thing People who refuse to accept others and differences always make it harder for immigrants and maybe this book can change some minds I especially like this book because I went through the same stuggles Yang did Identity checks negative chinese stereotypes isolation things like that I felt before for being in the skin I am in but that tells me about the world and gets me into the real world faster I appreciate that finally there is a chinese voice out there that feels and thinks like me We need of these kind of books to share the ain and tell others they re not alone especially in the chinese community This book has won the Michael L Printz Award and is a national book award finalist I hate this one with all my being Read upto 49 pages Do not want to waste my time any Too racist and REALLY Do not want to waste my time any Too racist and REALLY MY PATIENCE BORING AS HELL Art is below average this book is the erfect antidote to the graphic novels aren t real books crowd s Mama Ds pasta pizza poison it takes full advantage of the medium lgm with the local boy scout troops and just runs with it this story could not have been told as well or as broadly using a traditional narrative structure and at the end there is aerfect collapse the three storylines streamline so The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy, perfectly into one message about cultural acclimatization and race shame and why it is bad but not in areachy way it is not rah rah asia it is just uietly don t be an asshole this is who you are so it doesn t exclude roundeye from appreciating the message like me at chinese new year at my ex s I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT ME GRANDMA TSUIso the stories include the traditional tale of the monkey kinga very tasteful depiction of a chinese gentleman come to americaand this cute young chinese american boy with a ermthat s what the art looks like and if i didn t have to read this for class i would have missed out on it because it is not the kind of art i am immediately drawn to me and art we don t understand each other museums leave me cold and with graphic novels i am always drawn to certain ones and repulsed by others with not one whit of rhyme nor rea. All Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bullies ick on him constantly and he has hardly any friends Then to make matters worse he falls in love with an all American girlBorn to rule over all the monkeys in the world the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and gr. Son nor consistency i am the worst at art appreciation but i am the ueen of making thanksgiving dinner and writing drunken book reviews and white trash fixing of silverware drawersrecognizebut yeah a totally charming book i have no ersonal immigrant experience from which to draw as a way of relating to ths story but it works on any level of appreciate thyself and don t wear shoes just because the humans are doing it kind of thingwhere did that wine go I wrote a wear shoes just because the humans are doing it kind of thingwhere did that wine go I wrote a many years ago about wishing I was black so I could have an afro How do you beat afros as a hairstyle About the only way is by having afro Off 13 puffs which white dudes also can t have Partially because they are white andartially because they re dudes I used to skip over that Amata Means Beloved page of job applications that asks your ethnicity I thought it was stupid that anyone would care what my race or my sex was before deciding whether or not to hire me Hahahah I was soooo naiveSince then I ve realized to what a great extent the law attempts to make thatesky All men are created eual clause actually true I ve also read some statistics that make it retty clear those laws aren t getting the job done Racism sexism ableism sexualpreferenceism attractivenessism sizism there are a fuckton of isms that eople still engage in They aren t conscious of doing them but they have a sense that the slightly heavier balding guy my own age isn t going to be as much of a go getter as me so they hire me If he s also black well FUCK The job is as good as mine I believe in the idea of race even less than I used to But I have an awful confession to make I now fill out that age of the application because I now understand that although it s not technically legal my whiteness helps me get jobs Which begs the uestion WHY ARE PEOPLE SO FUCKING STUPIDAnyway image error I liked Gene Luen Yang s The Shadow Hero a lot so I had to finally check out the author s most well known graphic novel American Born Chinese Both books are had to finally check out the author s most well known graphic novel American Born Chinese Both books are the immigrant experience a topic difficult to write about in ways that are or less olitically correct but not too obvious and redictable In both cases I had my doubts early on as to whether Yang would be able to ull it off but both times he eventually won me over with surprising Gudrun plot twists and a flood of well observed detailsYang s willingness to take the risk of boring or disconcerting the reader during the early stages of the reading experience is testament to his confidence and maturity as a storyteller as it allows him to ultimately undermine the reader s expectations andreconceptions often to astonishing effect In the case of American Born Chinese story elements that initially seemed offensive miraculously fall into lace when Yang finally weaves the book s three narratives into one The results feel uniue down to earth yet highly imaginative wonderful stuff Read for my young adult literature classA uniue message and vivid writing I loved how he was able to weave together three stories in such a short story I started reading this in the middle of the night because when you can t fall asleep after a certain hour you surrender and ick up a bookAnd for once in my life I was Stud in the Stacks pretty happy about being awake in the early morning hours because I realized rather uickly that American Born Chinese is one of the best graphic novels I ve read so far This review contains spoilersAll Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood he suddenly finds that he s the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bulliesick on him constantly and he has hardly any friends Then to make matters worse he falls in love with an all American girlThe writer captured the feelings of having a crush so damn Choosing to Survive perfectly It was like someone was rea. Eatest Chinese fables Adored by his subjects master of the arts of kung fu he is the mostowerful monkey on earth But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey He wants to be hailed as a godChin Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life Danny's a Robin Hood popular kid at school but every year Chin Kee comes to visit and every year Danny has to transfer.