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Publisher:
First Second/Roaring Brook Press,
Pub. Date:
2011.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
Smackdown! Video Games vs. Medical School! Which will win the battle for our hero's attention in Gene Luen Yang's new graphic novel? Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents' high expectations. They want him to go to med school and become a doctor. Dennis just wants to play video games - and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally. But four adorable, bossy, and occasionally terrifying angels arrive just in time to lead Dennis back onto the straight and narrow: the path to gastroenterology. It's all part of the plan, they tell him. But is it? This powerful piece of magical realism brings into sharp relief the conflict many teens face between pursuing their dreams and living their parents. Partnered with the deceptively simple, cute art of newcomer Thien Pham, Gene Yang has returned to the subject he revolutionized with American Born Chinese. Whimsical and serious by turns, Level Up is a new look at the tale that Yang has made his own: coming of age as an Asian American.
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ISBN:
9781596432352
9781250108111
9781596437142
Reading Level:
UG
Level 2.7, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
IG: Illustrated Guide 360L
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Grouped Work ID 335ee342-be45-44d2-8ca3-d9c284c533bc
Grouping Title level up
Grouping Author yang gene luen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-17 11:52:50AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-17 11:54:09AM

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display_description Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.
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subject_facet Chinese Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc, Families -- Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels -- United States, Immigrants -- Comic books, strips, etc, Video games -- Comic books, strips, etc
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