to all the haters: american born chinese is brilliant

I've been hearing from a few folks who saw Gene Luen Yang's award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese as a recently "Featured Book" on MySpace. Unfortunately, many of the review's commenters, who obviously have not read the book, are responding negatively to some of the stereotypical imagery mentioned in the review. They are misinformed. As regular readers know, I've talking about this book since last year... I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love this book. I can't recommend enough. Those offended by mention of the stereotypical "Chink-kee" character should understand that he's meant to represent America's ugliest cultural misperceptions about Asians—read the book first before jumping to conclusions. It's a wonderful work of literature. Pick up your copy here.

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