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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
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 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.
American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller.
CYBIL Award, Publisher's Weekly Comics Week Best Comic of the Year, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Harvey Award, Library Media Editor's Choice, Eisner Award Winner, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Best Books of the Year, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, NPR Holiday Pick, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Eisner Award Nominee, Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel of the Year, Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novel for Youth, YALSA-College Bound /Lifelong Learners, Reuben Award Winner, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Michael L. Printz Award - Medal, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editors' Choice, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year, YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, National Book Awards Finalist