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Hello! And welcome to March's CRLiterature Book Club wrap-up for American Born Chinese!  Check out the March Book Club: Mid-Month Check In and March Book Club: American Born Chinese (intro article) for more information on this month's book and past discussion questions!

This month we will be discussing the ENTIRE novel, so spoilers for all of it from here on out!

Question 1: 

The theme of identity (specifically cultural identity) runs an important thread throughout the novel. What does Yang have to say about identity in the narrative, and how does he get his message across? Have you had instances of where it was tempting to cover up or hide your own identity (whether it happens to be cultural, religious, or gender identity)?  How does the book speak to those sorts of issues in the novel?

Identity by Emberblue

Question 2: 

If you could remove one character from the novel, who would it be? How do you think the story would change if you removed this character?
Monkey King chibi by Launite

Question 3: 

What did you think of the ending? (Mind-blowing, I know.) Do you think it was an effective conclusion to the story, or that Yang could have tied up some more loose ends?


Prizes!!

Don't forget, we are offering an AWESOME PRIZE to whoever participates the most on the mid-month and end-of-the-month discussions! There hasn't been much discussion on the mid-month journal, so go over there and start talking!!

The prize for March Book Club is This One Summer, a fantastic teen graphic novel, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, courtesy of First Second/MacMillan

This One Summer Cover by doodlerTM

I'm excited to wrap up the discussion of this book - come join us! :la:

Skin by Dan Leveille
March Book Club: End of the Month Discussion
CRLiterature's March Book Club End of the Month Discussion: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang! :eager:
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March Book Club: Mid-Month Check In

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 2:35 PM
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Hello hello! Hope you have all been enjoying American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, one of my favorite graphic novels. Right now, you should have read up until page 130 (the scene with Danny and Steven in the gym), and we will be discussing up to that point. If you have no idea what I'm talking about or what CRLiterature Book Club is, take a look at the intro blog post: March Book Club: American Born Chinese.  


Question 1:


How does the narrative work in the comic format? Do you think it is effective or an ineffective way of telling the stories of the characters? How does the visual showing lend to the themes of the novel?
Untitled by doodlerTM


Question 2:

Although the narrative of the Monkey King is set in a far-off land, Danny's and Jin Wang's stories are set in present-day middle and high schools. How accurate do you think the picture that Yang paints of these worlds is? How does it compare with your own high school (or middle school) experience?


Question 3:


What purpose do you think Chin-kee is playing in the novel? Along those lines, what do you think of the use of cultural stereotypes in this novel in general?

pageABCchinkee by doodlerTM



Also Prizes!

And I can't forget to remind you about the March prize for the most participation in the mid-month and end-of the month discussions: This One Summer, an awesome teen graphic novel, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, courtesy of First Second/MacMillan

This One Summer Cover by doodlerTM

That's all for now! See you for the wrap-up on the 31st! :wave:



Skin by Dan Leveille
March Book Club: Mid-Month Check In
CRLiterature's March Book Club Mid-Month Check In: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Come join us in our mid-month discussion of this award-winning graphic novel! :la: 
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CRLiterature Book Club Journal Header by inknalcohol


Hello! And welcome to March's CRLiterature Book Club wrap-up for American Born Chinese!  Check out the March Book Club: Mid-Month Check In and March Book Club: American Born Chinese (intro article) for more information on this month's book and past discussion questions!

This month we will be discussing the ENTIRE novel, so spoilers for all of it from here on out!

Question 1: 

The theme of identity (specifically cultural identity) runs an important thread throughout the novel. What does Yang have to say about identity in the narrative, and how does he get his message across? Have you had instances of where it was tempting to cover up or hide your own identity (whether it happens to be cultural, religious, or gender identity)?  How does the book speak to those sorts of issues in the novel?

Identity by Emberblue

Question 2: 

If you could remove one character from the novel, who would it be? How do you think the story would change if you removed this character?
Monkey King chibi by Launite

Question 3: 

What did you think of the ending? (Mind-blowing, I know.) Do you think it was an effective conclusion to the story, or that Yang could have tied up some more loose ends?


Prizes!!

Don't forget, we are offering an AWESOME PRIZE to whoever participates the most on the mid-month and end-of-the-month discussions! There hasn't been much discussion on the mid-month journal, so go over there and start talking!!

The prize for March Book Club is This One Summer, a fantastic teen graphic novel, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, courtesy of First Second/MacMillan

This One Summer Cover by doodlerTM

I'm excited to wrap up the discussion of this book - come join us! :la:

Skin by Dan Leveille

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winter-of-hearts Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Thank you so much for the referral, which led to my story being featured in the Recognition group! It was a truly pleasant surprise. :D

I have several more stories, which remain unpublished. Over the new few days I will probably upload another one. :)

I love your gallery by the way - keep up the wonderful work!

~Winter
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Thank you for the favourite and adding my work to the DLR feature! :D Couldn't be happier!!
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Thank you so much for the watch! :)
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Thank you so very much for the favorite/collection add and the DLR feature. It truly meant so much to me. Made my whole freaking week, and I really needed something to smile about. Grinning from ear to ear when I saw it. :D
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