Monday, December 05, 2016

Dec 28: Adults Read YA Book Club - Gene Yang's American Born Chinese

Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, December 28th at 6:30 pm
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist in this modern fable. In one story, Jin-Wang is the only Chinese American student at his school. He is picked on by jocks and bullies, and to make matters worse, he falls hopelessly in love with an all-American girl. Another strand of this novel tells the tale of the Monkey King, one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. A third story involves Danny and his cousin, Chin-Kee. When Chin-Kee makes his yearly visit, he ruins Danny's life and Danny has to switch schools to escape the shame. These three tales weave together in this astonishing novel from Gene Luen Yang.

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