American Born Chinese

american_born_chineseGene Luen Yang
2006
BDA Y22a

This is a coming of age novel featuring Jin, an American-born Chinese boy, who wants to fit in so badly that he loses himself in the process. Like the monkey king who wears shoes and doesn’t see himself as a monkey, he will learn what it is to accept himself. There are very funny scenes in this graphic novel, for instance when Chin-Kee, comes to visit his cousin Danny. Stories intertwine and come together in the end, in a very surprising manner.