American Born Chinese Author:Gene Luen Yang Jin Wang starts at a new school where he?s the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn?t want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he?s in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his ... more »obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee?s annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny?s reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He?s ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there?s no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They?re going to have to find a way?if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.« less
ISBN-13: 9780756977450 ISBN-10: 0756977452 Reading Level: Young Adult Rating:
This book won the National Book Award for Young People and was chosen as one of Amazon's Top 50 Editor's Picks for 2006. I bought this for my husband who LOVED it, was immediately drawn in on the first chapter and said it was universally appealing to young and old. He also let his 12 year old little sister read it, and she finished it in one day!