Genre- Graphic Novels

Title: Kampung Boykampung-boy

Author: Lat

Publisher: Roaring Book Press

Date: 1979

Age Level: Upper(5-6)

Summary: “Realates the life experiences, from birth to beginning boarding school, of a boy growing up on a rubber plantation in rual Malaysia.

Strengths: I thought this was a great story about a mans life from birth to adult. I loved the illustrations. I especially liked that the text is hand written. I think this makes a stronger connection between the author and this book. I thought the author did a good job relating his Muslim culture to all different kinds of readers. I thought he made in a way that every reader would enjoy, not just Muslim students.

Concerns: The book has some hard language to understand and some difficult words. This might turn off students from the beginning. There are some parts of the book that may be inappropriate for students. I thought the circumcision part was humorous, but grade school students may not be mature enough to handle it.

Classroom Use: This just might be a great book to have in the classroom available to students, especially those students who love graphic novels.

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