Graphic Novel Discussion Group: American Born Chinese

Event Type: Book Group
Date: 3/7/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Join us at Maze for our monthly discussion of graphic novels.Copies of each book will be available at the Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Refreshments provided.
This month's discussion is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Jin Wang starts at a new school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. Danny is an all-American boy, but his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee’s annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny’s reputation at school. 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 and the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch
Location: Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Contact: Maze Branch Library
Contact Number: 708-386-4751