American Born Chinese
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was about a boy, Lin struggling to come to terms with his Chinese heritage while growing up as an American teenager. He endures several stereotypes along the way and often feels tossed between the two worlds, ultimately realizing that he needs not reject either of the two.
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"You know, Jin, I would have saved myself from five hundred years' imprisonment beneath a mountain of rock had I only realized how good it is to be a monkey."
“So little friend, what do you want to become when you grow up?"-- "...Well.. I. I want to be a TRANSFORMER! A Robot in Disguise like this one. He changes into a truck, see? More than meets the eye! But Ma-ma says that's silly; little boys don't grow up to be Transformers."-- "Oh, I wouldn't know about that. I'm going to let you in on a SECRET, little friend. It's easy to become anything you wish.. as long as you're willing to forfeit your soul.”