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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang November 12, 2010

Have you ever wished you were someone else?  Someone better looking, more popular, someone who just fits in?  The Monkey King can relate; he was humiliated when he was not let into a party just because he was a monkey.  Jin Wang can relate; he is one of the only Chinese kids at his school and his dream girl has eyes for a guy with blonde hair.  Danny can relate; his cousin visits from China every year just to embarrass him at school with his weird accent and gross food.  The stories of all three outcasts are in this graphic novel.   See what happens when they try to deny who they are and try to be just like everyone else.


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