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S: Gene Luen Yang

1: - Plot Summary- | This book starts out with three different tales. The tale of the Monkey King, then the Chinese American boy named Jin Wang, then the story about an American boy named Danny. The Monkey King was born out of a rock. He over threw the tiger that haunted the Flower Fruit Mountains. He then established and ruled his Kingdom. He then has a son named Wei-Chen. When Wei-Chen arrived to America he didn't have any friends. All he had was a toy robot that turned into a Monkey. He later becomes friends with Jin. Jin is an American Born Chinese boy, who's family came to America to find better jobs. His dad sold wigs, and his mom worked in a factory to get money. Jin's main goal in the book is to get with a girl named Amelia Harris. Jin changes his personality, looks and even his race to impress her. He doesn't have a lot of courage to persuae her due to the fact that he is Asian. He then transforms from Jin to "Danny". Then Danny comes along, an all American boy who is trying to become more popular in High School, but encounters one main problem, his cousin "ChinKee", a stereotypical Asian. ChinKee is in love with the dream of living in America. He makes Danny's life impossible. He tries to take Amelia from him while they were on a date asking her to "Bind feet, and bear ChinKee's children" I enjoyed this book because it was a graphic novel, not a lot of reading , but still pretty interesting. I recommend this book to everyone who is into comics and illustration.

2: Characters

3: Danny all American kid,who is trying to work his way up the highschool food-chain, and become more popular | Wei-Chen Son of the Monkey King. all he had to Himself was a Robot toy | Monkey King Born out of a boulder from the skies. Established a Kingdom and ruled as Monkey King. | Jin American Born chinese boy, who's family came to America to find better jobs | Amelia Harris Throughout the book, Jin's main goal is to get this girl | ChinKee Your stereotypical Asian. Obsessed with living in America

4: Themes | Stereotypes | Racism | Chinese Mythology | Social Acceptance | Chinese Americans | Graphic Novels

5: Quotes | "My father sold wigs door-to-door." | It showed how hard it was at first for Jin's family when they first moved to America from China. They did not have a lot of money. | "Bind feet, and bear ChinKee's children" | ChinKee meant for Amelia to bind his feet, to tighten his feet and have his kid.

6: Events | The transformation Jin does by changing his personailty, his hair and even his race. He becomes this all American kid named Danny

7: Settings | Modern day school in San Francisco, CA | Ancient China

8: Author Biography | The name of the author is Gene Luen Yang. he was born August 9, 1973 in Alameda, California. His mother was a programmer who grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan. His father was an electrical engineer from Taiwan. Yang lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. He teaches computer science at the Bishop O'Dowd High School.

9: Bibliography | Yang, Gene Luen. "Read About Comics American Born Chinese." Rev. of American Born Chinese. Web log post. Read About Comics. First Second Books, 28 Aug. 2006. Web. 20 June 2011. . | Matthews, Blake. "Graphic Novel Review: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang - Blogcritics Books." Rev. of American Born Chinese. Web log post. Blogcritics - News Reviews and Opinion. 7 Feb. 2007. Web. 20 June 2011. .

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