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National Book Awards Finalist
ISBN: 9781596436893176 Pages, Ages 12-18
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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
A New York Times bestseller
China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship-and a name, Vibiana-in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie . . . and whether she is willing to die for her faith.
Boxers & Saints is a groundbreaking graphic novel in two volumes. This innovative format presents two parallel tales about young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. Saints tells Vibiana's story, and the companion volume, Boxers, tells the story of Little Bao, a young man who joins the Boxer Rebellion. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion, and lays bare the universal foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.
YALSA Top Ten GN, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, National Book Awards Finalist, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, National Book Awards - Longlist, Library Journal Best Books of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Booklist Top 10 Religious Books for Youth
Boxers & Saints, by Gene Luen Yang
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