American Born Chinese

Essential Questions About The American Born Chinese Novel

How does the author use characters to represent groups or ideas?

How does the author use inference to show how are main ideas implied?

How does the author use visuals to create meaning/allude to the central idea?

How does the author use rhetoric to arrive at the book’s central idea?

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This short answer forum is used for single question answers. These should be asked separately. However, all questions ask that you know what the "central" idea is in the novel. You might center on the idea that teenagers, regardless of ethnicity, struggle while in high school; those in the minority often suffer more as we see in the life of the main character, Jin, who technically is Chinese-American, but is stereotyped as Chinese.