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    • American Born Chinese English IV Mrs. Pilgreen
    • 3-Part Structure
      • Monkey King, a character from Chinese folk tales
      • Jin Wang, an Asian American student at a predominantly white school
      • Chin-Kee, a caricature of Asian stereotypes
    • About the Novel
      • National Book Awards finalist (2006)
      • Michael L. Printz Award Winner (2007)
      • Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel (2007)
      • First Graphic Novel Recognized by the National Book Foundation
    • Graphic Novel
      • Graphic Novel : a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book
      • Sequential Art
      • Comic book
    • Graphic Novel Terms
      • Panel : a distinct segment of the comic, containing images & text
      • Frame : the lines & borders that contain the panel
      • Gutter : spaces between framed panels
    • Graphic Novel Terms PANEL FRAME GUTTER
    • Graphic Novel Terms
      • Splash Page: a full-page drawing in a comic book
      • Splash Panel : a panel on a page that is larger than the other panels
    • Graphic Novel Terms
      • Graphic Weight: a term that describes the way that some images draw the eye more than others, creating a defining focus
        • Use of light & dark
        • A pattern or repeated series of marks
        • Colors that are brighter or deeper
    • Graphic Novel: Text
      • Captions : boxes of scene-setting description
      • Speech Balloons : enclose dialogue & come from the speaker’s mouth
        • External : speech between characters
        • Internal : a thought enclosed by a balloon with a series of dots or bubbles going up to it
    • Graphic Novel: Text CAPTION EXTERNAL SPEECH INTERNAL SPEECH
    • Literary Terms
      • Parable : a short, simple fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
      • Moral : principle or habit with respect to right or wrong conduct
    • Literary Terms
      • Folklore : the stories, legends, myths, ballads, riddles, sayings, or other traditional works produced orally by illiterate peoples
      • Written down long after the tradition of the story has been passed down by word of mouth
    • Literary Terms
      • Stock Character : a character that is quickly recognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requires no development by the writer
    • Literary Terms
      • Caricature : a picture, description, etc. ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things