Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
( & Saints)

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Yang’s artwork and storytelling are sober and accessible, and his character-driven approach brings compassion to a complex historical clash.
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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 Gene Luen Yang

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Gene Luen Yang is the bestselling creator of American Born Chinese, which won the Michael L. Printz Award and was the first graphic novel ever to be nominated for a National Book Award.
 
Published September 10, 2013 by First Second. 336 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 12 2013

Yang’s artwork and storytelling are sober and accessible, and his character-driven approach brings compassion to a complex historical clash.

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