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The Resource American Panda

American Panda

Label
American Panda
Title
American Panda
Statement of responsibility
by Gloria Chao
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Language
eng
Summary
"Weepingly funny." —The Wall Street Journal "Delightful." —Buzzfeed "Charmed my socks off." —David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland Four starred reviews for this incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels? From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how unlike the panda, life isn't always so black and white
Summary
A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy
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Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
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10620751
Cataloging source
DLC
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1986-
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Chao, Gloria
Index
no index present
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780
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Humor (Fiction)
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
American Panda
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:39780123-150d-4e54-88c9-eb38fa0062a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481499125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
American Panda
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:39780123-150d-4e54-88c9-eb38fa0062a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481499125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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