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The Shadow Hero

He chooses to restore law and order rather than rule an empire. He has a spirit shadow that follows him. His skin turns bright pink when wet. He is impervious to bullets. He is GREEN TURTLE.  Before he was a superhero, … Continue reading

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American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese, a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, comprises three stories featuring Jin, the only Chinese-American at his school, the fabled Monkey King, and Chin-kee, the horrible Chinese cousin. The three threads are woven together near the end … Continue reading


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Inside Out & Back Again

National Book Award winner Thanhha Lai’s beautiful book, Inside Out & Back Again, is Hà’s poetic lament through the Vietnam War, escaping her country and starting life in Alabama as a sponsored refugee family while not knowing the fate of … Continue reading

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HUSH! A Thai Lullaby

A sleeping baby is a precious event, and the mother in Minfong Ho’s HUSH! is diligent in protecting the quiet.  Though mosquito, lizard, cat, mouse and more interrupt the silence, the baby sleeps while the mother hushes until all is … Continue reading

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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain

Ming Lo and his wife are annoyed by the mountain, which stood in the way of a happy, sunny life.  After consulting the wise man and trying several mountain-moving maneuvers, Ming-Lo and his wife try the final suggestion:  a dance, … Continue reading

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