Boxers & Saints

by Gene Luen Yang

Boxers & Saints

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Collects parallel stories of China's Boxer Rebellion. Inspired by visions of Chinese gods, Little Bao joins up with an army of rebels to fight against Western influence and religion; meanwhile Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her first true home with Christian missionaries.

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In this ambitious two-part graphic novel, Gene Luen Yang lays out two sides of the Boxer Rebellion, a nationalist uprising against foreign and Christian missionary influence that convulsed China at the turn of the 20th century. Little Bao, a peasant boy who finds inspiration in Chinese opera and divine visions, joins the rebellion after his father is beaten by foreign soldiers. Meanwhile, Vibiana, a girl taken in by missionaries after her family rejects her, must decide between country and

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