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American-Born Chinese   book icon  
by Gene Yang (2008)

read: 12 July 2011
rating: [+]
category: uncategorized

Not everyone likes this graphic novel about being a Chinese kid born in American trying to deal with racism and otherness and at the same time trying to meet girls and just be “normal” I enjoyed the way it had three interwoven stories each of which told smal parts of the larger issues of assimilation and striving in different metaphorical ways. One of the stories involves a super-racist stereotype which seemed to press people’s buttons in the Amazon reviews that I read. It’s easy for me, from the outside, to say “well I didn’t think it was offensive” but I guess I didn’t. I’d be interested to know what other people thought.

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