Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Review: American-Born Chinese

Like The Arrival, this is another beautifully drawn graphic novel aimed at young adults, this one not about immigration per se, but about the children of immigrants in junior high. It is a vivid story with three threads that come together at the end quite nicely. One of the threads is about the Monkey King, a Chinese god-character, and it was mostly what I expected until my jaw dropped as four emissaries of the creator show up and surprising (and deep) stuff starts to happen ... let's just say you have to read it. Someday I hope to hand it off to my kids when they're in junior high.

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