Book Title and Author
"Boxers" by Gene Luen Yang
The year is 1989. China has been invaded with foreign missionaries and soldiers, aptly named "foreign devils," who make life miserable for the peasants. By obtaining the powers of the ancient Chinese gods and mastering kung-fu, Little Bao and his peasant army decide to but an end to the foreign devils unjust rule. It is up to Little Bao to save China.
I started and kept reading because:
I started reading "Boxers" because I feel in love with Gene Luen Yang's previous graphic novel "American Born Chinese." I kept reading it because the story was compelling and I knew very little of the Boxer Rebellion and wanted know more.
If "Boxers" were made into a movie, I would cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro to play Little Bao
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For more information on the Boxer Rebellion go tohttp://www.history.com/topics/boxer-rebellion.
Check out the book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9JLPevOw68
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