Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) (Prebound)

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By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Boxers & Saints series.

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In this first graphic novel of the Boxer & Saints two-book series, Yang created a unique and fascinating graphic novel for teens. And while it is not so much a book of history, it mixes the history of 20th-centurey China with the journey of a young man coming of age and perhaps, making wrong choices along the way. Of course, it is possible the choices he made were the only ones that could have been made. Due to violence and other mature content and context, not recommend for under (mature) 13-year-olds.

— Jeanette


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, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.


Boxers & Saints "is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. "American Born Chinese "author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.


Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in "Saints - "the companion volume to "Boxers.

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with First Second, "American Born Chinese, "which is now in print in over ten languages. "American Born Chinese"'s""critical and commercial success, along with its status as a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award, catapulted Yang into stardom as a major voice of our times.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606323048
ISBN-10: 060632304X
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Boxers & Saints
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