American-Born Chinese

Jacket art for graphic novel for American Born Chinese

  • Contributors: Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.
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  • Summary: Maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King. Finally, there's the stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • Booklist Editors' Choice - Books for Youth - Older Readers Category, 2006
    • Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up), 2007
    • James Cook Book Award Nominee, 2007
    • Michael L. Printz Award, 2007
    • National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2006
    • One Book One San Diego for Young Adult, 2014
    • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006
    • Short-listed for Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award 2008
    • Short-listed for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Teen) 2009
    • Short-listed for Green Mountain Book Award 2008
    • Short-listed for Quill Awards, short-list (Young Adult/Teen) 2007
    • Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Graphic Album - New, 2007
    • Winner of Cybils (Graphic Novel/YA), 2006
    • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
    • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
    • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: I'm New Here Myself, 2013
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.

  • Number of Pages: 233
  • Recommended Grade Level: 7-12
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publisher: First Second
  • ISBN: 9781596432086

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