A Chinese boy with ear-length dark hair, wearing a blue t-shirt and holding a large orange robot toy, is half cut off by the alignment of the book cover. Behind him, in faint orange against yellow, a grumpy cartoon monkey can be seen squashed beneath a pile of rubble, with mountains in the background.

American Born Chinese GN

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Jin Wang is the only Chinese-American student at his new school. Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly; then he falls in love with an all-American girl.

Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, the Monkey King is the most powerful monkey on earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey; he wants to be hailed as a god.

Danny is a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year his cousin Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame.

These three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist, in a modern fable that is hilarious, poignant, and action-packed.