The author describes the Boxers, depicted here, as poor villagers who believed they could summon the Chinese gods from the skies, who would grant them superpowers.

The author describes the Boxers, depicted here, as poor villagers who believed they could summon the Chinese gods from the skies, who would grant them superpowers.

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Boxers are transformed before a battle.

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Four-Girl, who isn't accepted by her family, converts to Catholicism — but she has many questions about the new religion.

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Gene Yang, a practicing Catholic, says he “grew up within a tension of Western belief systems and Eastern culture.” Aspects of the book reflect “an ambivalence I have about my own identity.”

Gene Yang, a practicing Catholic, says he “grew up within a tension of Western belief systems and Eastern culture.” Aspects of the book reflect “an ambivalence I have about my own identity.”

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