All member reviews for American Born Chinese

Common Sense Media says

First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.

Users say

(out of 9 reviews)
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Teen, 17 years old Written byoctober1985 July 24, 2009
Funny graphic novel, may have some objectional content but it's fairly tame
Teen, 15 years old Written byDivine_Munchie_99 July 7, 2009

Not that racist

Not TOO racist. The whole stereotype thing is played for laughs. Take a chill pill, Common Sense! You really need it! Oh, and there's a scene where a guy pees on another guy's hand, which was in the form of 5 gold pillers.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byDechean November 30, 2008
Adult Written bymostle April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written bybradley4846 September 6, 2010

Bad, Just Bad

THis was the worst summer reading book ive ever read. It wasn't that it was innaproprite, it was just an odd book. The only thing good about it is it took me a half hour. There is some minor language
Educator and Parent Written bymsagne January 22, 2014

Perfect to Teach Satire!

This book is a great example of satire but needs to be accompanied by explanations as to why the inappropriate language and stereotypical images shown throughout. The book is a fabulous example of the difference between old "long ago and far away" tales of Chinese and a current, here and now struggles of Chinese-Americans.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Adult Written bybeverlychurchill April 9, 2008
Parent of a 8 year old Written bymcgreel November 16, 2009
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written byalpal September 25, 2014