Review: The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile: Three Stories Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim Synopsis "Meet Duncan. Charming and brave, he's the Princess's favorite—and he's on his way to winning the throne. But lately, the walls of reality in Duncan's kingdom are wearing a little thin... Meet Gran'pa Greenbax. Nothing seems to satisfy this greedy old frog's longing … Continue reading Review: The Eternal Smile

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Level Up

Level Up Gene Luen Yang "Dennis Ouyang has always struggled in the shadow of his parents' expectations. His path is laid out for him: stay focused in high school, become a gastroenterologist. It may be hard work, but it isn't complicated … until suddenly it is. Between his father's death, his academic burnout, and his … Continue reading Level Up

Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints BY Gene Luen Yang BOXERS "China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu--who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, … Continue reading Boxers & Saints