January BOOK CLUB 1.26.17: BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Luen Yang – 4th Thursday at 7pm

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays ~ Considerate readers welcome!

January 26th at 7pm

January Book Club: BOXERS & SAINTS boxed set

by Gene Luen Yang

In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories set during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion more than 100 years ago.
Boxers follows Little Bao, whose village is plundered by Western missionaries. Inspired by visions of the Chinese gods,
he joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. In Saints, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict.
A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must choose between her country and her faith.
Boxers & Saints offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature.

Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!