Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Illustrated by: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, Full Color
-Boxers - 336 pages, $18.99
-Saints - 176 pages, $15.99
-Boxers & Saints boxed set - $34.99
ISBN: Boxers: 978-1-59643-359-5; Saints: 978-1-59643-689-3; Boxers & Saints boxed set: 978-1-59643-924-5
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. 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 made the 2013 National Book Awards shortlist, as well as the 2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List.
Read a BookShelf interview with Yang about Boxers & Saints here.