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American Born Chinese


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American Born Chinese

  1. 1. American Born Chinese English IV Mrs. Pilgreen
  2. 2. 3-Part Structure <ul><li>Monkey King, a character from Chinese folk tales </li></ul><ul><li>Jin Wang, an Asian American student at a predominantly white school </li></ul><ul><li>Chin-Kee, a caricature of Asian stereotypes </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Novel <ul><li>National Book Awards finalist (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Michael L. Printz Award Winner (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>First Graphic Novel Recognized by the National Book Foundation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Graphic Novel <ul><li>Graphic Novel : a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential Art </li></ul><ul><li>Comic book </li></ul>
  5. 5. Graphic Novel Terms <ul><li>Panel : a distinct segment of the comic, containing images & text </li></ul><ul><li>Frame : the lines & borders that contain the panel </li></ul><ul><li>Gutter : spaces between framed panels </li></ul>
  6. 6. Graphic Novel Terms PANEL FRAME GUTTER
  7. 7. Graphic Novel Terms <ul><li>Splash Page: a full-page drawing in a comic book </li></ul><ul><li>Splash Panel : a panel on a page that is larger than the other panels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graphic Novel Terms <ul><li>Graphic Weight: a term that describes the way that some images draw the eye more than others, creating a defining focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of light & dark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A pattern or repeated series of marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors that are brighter or deeper </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Graphic Novel: Text <ul><li>Captions : boxes of scene-setting description </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Balloons : enclose dialogue & come from the speaker’s mouth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External : speech between characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal : a thought enclosed by a balloon with a series of dots or bubbles going up to it </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Literary Terms <ul><li>Parable : a short, simple fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle </li></ul><ul><li>Moral : principle or habit with respect to right or wrong conduct </li></ul>
  12. 12. Literary Terms <ul><li>Folklore : the stories, legends, myths, ballads, riddles, sayings, or other traditional works produced orally by illiterate peoples </li></ul><ul><li>Written down long after the tradition of the story has been passed down by word of mouth </li></ul>
  13. 13. Literary Terms <ul><li>Stock Character : a character that is quickly recognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requires no development by the writer </li></ul>
  14. 14. Literary Terms <ul><li>Caricature : a picture, description, etc. ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things </li></ul>