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Best of the Best Book Club: “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang

Tuesday, May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The Coronado Public Library’s Best of the Best Book Club meets regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month to discuss books that have won major awards. Receive reminder emails about our meeting by registering below. Registration is not required.

For our May meeting, we will discuss the 2007 Michael L. Printz winner American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, an exploration of “the impact of the American dream on those outside the dominant culture in a finely wrought story that is an effective combination of humor and drama.” (School Library Journal)

About American Born Chinese:

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells 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 action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.

Place the book on hold on the Coronado Public Library catalog or check out the e-book on the CloudLibrary app.

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Best of the Best Book Club: “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang


Tuesday, May 28


11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coronado Public Library