Parent reviews for American Born Chinese

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Teen confronts Asian myths, stereotypes in quest to fit in.
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Adult Written bybeverlychurchill April 9, 2008
Adult Written byThis book is Of... June 17, 2020

Degrading Book

This book is not good for anybody. It depicts an ugly Chinese figure (the cousin) who doesn't represent the Chinese people's characters at all, but is supposed to be the "soul" or real identify of the boy. It doesn't send a good message to American born Chinese, and is very offensive
Adult Written byalpal September 25, 2014

NOT GOOD

THIS IS THE WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!
Adult 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.

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Language
Parent of a 8-year-old Written bymcgreel November 16, 2009

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Adult Written bymostle April 9, 2008