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American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang

This trifold story illuminates the struggle of Chinese Americans in the face of adjusting to and being accepted within the American culture, but also staying true to self. The Monkey King, high schooler Jin Wang, and high schooler Danny (popular but embarrassed by visits from his Chinese cousin Chin-Kee), each have engaging stories that intertwine in the end.

 

Lexile: 530
AR BL: 3.3 MG+
Recommended for: teens