Reviews and Blog Posts: quick reads

American born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang

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The stories of Jin Wang, new to his school but NOT new to the U.S., the Monkey King of Chinese Fable, and Danny and his cousin Chin-Kee all intertwine in this graphic novel. Jin wants to fit in at his new school not be made fun of for being Chinese-American....

13 little blue envelopes

by Maureen Johnson

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Ginny's Aunt Peg may have died a few months ago, but she still has a few lessons to teach her. Aunt Peg has left Ginny a quest--13 envelopes, to be opened 1 at a time, and only after she follows the instructions on each. The instructions and revelations in the...

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