AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, by Gene Luen Yang
Interest Level: Middle/Upper Grades
"It was I who formed your inmost being, I who knit you together in the womb of that rock. I do not make mistakes…”
Wow…I just finished reading this one, and I’m not sure exactly what to say about this graphic novel. It’s a combination of ancient Chinese parables, modern-day teenage angst, racial unrest and ignorance.
I am planning to read this one again when I can give it more attention—but the main message is acceptance—of others and of ourselves and the way we were made to be. If we look for guidance from the one who created us, instead of listening so much to our own human free will—life will be so much easier.