Boxers

  • Filename: boxers.
  • ISBN: 1596433590
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith. Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.

Boxers

  • Filename: boxers.
  • ISBN: 1596433590
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



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. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith. Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.

Saints

  • Filename: saints.
  • ISBN: 9781596436893
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her name and identity in Christianity, but with the Boxer Rebellion in full swing and Chinese Christians facing death, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her religion or her country.

American Born Chinese

  • Filename: american-born-chinese.
  • ISBN: 9781466805460
  • Release Date: 2006-09-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star 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. 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 and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Shadow Hero

  • Filename: the-shadow-hero.
  • ISBN: 9781466858671
  • Release Date: 2014-07-15
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Saints

  • Filename: saints.
  • ISBN: 9781466843837
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



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.

Secret Coders

  • Filename: secret-coders.
  • ISBN: 9781626725744
  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second



Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes Secret Coders, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Boxers Saints

  • Filename: boxers-saints.
  • ISBN: 1596439246
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher:



Collects parallel stories, inspired by visions of Chinese gods, Little Bao recruites an army to fight for China against Western opressers; Vibinia, an unwanted fourth child, finds her first true home with Christian missionaries.

Inside Out Back Again

  • Filename: inside-out-back-again.
  • ISBN: 9780702251177
  • Release Date: 2013-03-01
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: Thanhha Lai
  • Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press



Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

  • Filename: the-encyclopedia-of-early-earth.
  • ISBN: 9780316225823
  • Release Date: 2013-12-24
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Isabel Greenberg
  • Publisher: Little, Brown



A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

Child Soldier

  • Filename: child-soldier.
  • ISBN: 9781771381260
  • Release Date: 2015-09-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Michel Chikwanine
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd



Michel is like many other five-year-olds: he has a loving family and spends his days going to school and playing soccer. But in 1993, the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Michel and his family live, is a country in tumult. One afternoon Michel and his friends are kidnapped by rebel militants and forced to become child soldiers. Child Soldier is the sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit.

The Nameless City

  • Filename: the-nameless-city.
  • ISBN: 9781626726529
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Faith Erin Hicks
  • Publisher: First Second



Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let's hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

In Real Life

  • Filename: in-real-life.
  • ISBN: 9781466858619
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher: First Second



Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake. From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Origins of the Boxer Uprising

  • Filename: the-origins-of-the-boxer-uprising.
  • ISBN: 0520908961
  • Release Date: 1988-08-18
  • Number of pages: 410
  • Author: Joseph W. Esherick
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



In the summer of 1900, bands of peasant youths from the villages of north China streamed into Beijing to besiege the foreign legations, attracting the attention of the entire world. Joseph Esherick reconstructs the early history of the Boxers, challenging the traditional view that they grew from earlier anti-dynastic sects, and stressing instead the impact of social ecology and popular culture.

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