American Born Chinese

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Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, (2006).

ISBN: 978-1596431522, e-book, $5.72.


             America is known as a melting pot of cultures, yet there are still ruling stereotypes that keep ethnic cultures from feeling like they truly belong. American Born Chinese is the story of three characters who find themselves trying to eradicate those stereotypes from their lives while realizing they must still keep a hint of who they are as they try to assimilate.

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The Lazarus Machine

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Crilley, Paul. The Lazarus Machine. New York: Prometheus Books, (2012).

ISBN: 978-1616146887, e-book, $7.69.


              Incorporating the ever-popular Sherlock storyline, The Lazarus Machine explores the workings of a government looking for more power that a seventeen-year-old young man is forced to investigate when his father is kidnapped. What is the government up to, and why did his father get mixed up in the mess?

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Victoria and the Rogue

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Cabot, Meg. Victoria and the Rogue. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. Print.

ISBN: 978-0060753214, Paperback: $8.99


             Sixteen and rich, Victoria gets sent to England in search of a husband. Along the way she meets Lord Malfrey and the two become engaged before she even sets foot on English soil. Unfortunately, the horrendous, albeit handsome, Captain Carstairs keeps interfering in Victoria’s matters. As annoying as she finds him, Victoria soon finds all is not as it seems…

 “There were any of the other numerous gentleman with whom she’d become acquainted since arriving in London.

But Victoria had thought of one name and one name only when she’d determined that a gentleman must be sent for, and that name had been Jacob Carstairs.

And that was, purely and solely, because he was the only person Victoria knew who could be counted upon to keep his mouth shut about Lord Malfrey…”

During her stay, Victoria goes about helping others but soon finds that she must focus on herself if she is to make the right decision in who she is to wed.

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