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Saints

Author: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"China, 1898. An unwanted and unwelcome fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family when she's born. She finally 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 in full swing, and bands of young men roam the countryside, murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Comic books, strips, etc
Fiction
History
Young adult works
Cartoons and comics
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Luen Yang
ISBN: 9781596436893 1596436891 9781480615106 1480615102
OCLC Number: 855200215
Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2013
Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Honor, 2014
Description: 170 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.

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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  Read more...

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A masterful work of historical fiction that happens to be in the form of a graphic novel, and a very accessible view into a complicated moment in Chinese history. Dave Eggers Read more...

 
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The Power of Prayer

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-02-20) Good Permalink

A girl who is shunned by her culture finds solace in a foreign faith. Four-Girl finds Christianlty and a new name, Vibiana. When the Boxer wars start, Vibiana finds herself testing her faith. "Saints" is a good read on its own, but it is made even better if you also read "Boxers" which tells the opposite...
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