The subtitle for American Shaolin reads "Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch : An Odyssey in the New China." What could be cooler than all of that? This is a truly entertaining account of Matt Polly's fascinating journey to the Shaolin Temple.
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Recommended to all adult and teen readers!
Call number: YA 796.8155 POL (with Adult Nonfiction)