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Boxers and Saints – Gene Luen Yang
This book is two books. Yang wrote paired graphic novels, set during China’s Boxer Rebellion. One follows a young boy who joins the Boxers, the other a young girl who converts to Christianity. You can read either story in isolation, but they’re meant to be read together — the two protagonists come into conflict. I got this as a Christmas present and read both books in one sitting (with a fair amount of crying).