Saints is the second book in the two book graphic series, Boxer & Saints While it is shorter than Boxers, it still packs a lot of story. We see how Four-Girl (later Vibiana), the unwanted fourth-girl of her family, defies the odds by living and dealing with a strict, old-school Chinese family ruled by her Grandfather. We even see how her story connects with Boa’s in Boxers. A tie-in with Joan of Arc brings this story into the Christian story of the Boxer Rebellion.
China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship--and a name, Vibiana--in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie . . . and whether she is willing to die for her faith. "----""Boxers & Saints" is a groundbreaking novel in two volumes. This innovative format presents two parallel tales about young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. "Saints "tells Vibiana's story, and the companion volume, "Boxers," tells the story of Little Bao, a young man who joins the Boxer Rebellion. "American Born Chinese" author Gene Luen Yang brings his trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion, and lays bare the universal foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.
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.