American Born Chinese

Episode 164,   May 26, 2023, 07:01 AM

In excitement for the new Disney+ series, we read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. The story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this book with themes of self-acceptance and embracing your heritage.

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