Young Adult Books by Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors

The Noh Family Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593462737
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Published: Kokila - May 3rd, 2022

This sparkling K-drama inspired debut novel introduces irrepressibly charming teen Chloe Chang, who is reunited with her deceased father's estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to join them...


A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250767080
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 29th, 2022

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
A 2022 PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Summer!

Judy I. Lin's sweeping debut A Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology, is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.


I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."


A Thousand Steps Into Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358469988
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Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2022

From New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Traci Chee comes a Japanese-influenced fantasy brimming with demons, adventure, and plans gone awry.

In the realm of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans exist side by side, Miuko is an ordinary girl resigned to a safe, if uneventful, existence as an innkeeper’s daughter.


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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea Cover Image
By Axie Oh
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780867
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 22nd, 2022

A New York Times Bestseller!

Axie Oh's The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale "The Tale of Shim Cheong," perfect for fans of Wintersong, Uprooted, and Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.


XOXO Cover Image
By Axie Oh
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063024991
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Published: HarperTeen - July 13th, 2021

Jenny’s never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk.


Idol Gossip Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536213645
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Published: Walker Books US - September 14th, 2021

Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in this inside look at a K-pop academy.


It All Comes Back to You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062741486
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 14th, 2021

Two exes must revisit their past after their siblings start dating in this rom-com perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon and Morgan Matson. A Parade Best YA of the Year!


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Iron Widow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Pacific Rim
meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.


Freedom Swimmer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338656138
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 2nd, 2021

A powerful story of friendship, bravery, and a desperate bid for freedom, inspired by true events.

Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's "Great Leap Forward", and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields.

When a group of city boys comes to the village as part of a Communist Party re-education program, Ming and his friends aren't sure wha


Finding My Voice Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781641292900
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Published: Soho Teen - November 2nd, 2021

The groundbreaking Own Voices YA classic from Korean-American author Marie Myung-Ok Lee, reissued with a new foreword from Wicked Fox author Kat Cho.


Tokyo Ever After: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766601
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

Emiko Jean’s New York Times bestselling, Reese YA Book Club pick Tokyo Ever After is the “refreshing, spot-on” (Booklist, starred review) story of an ordinary Japanese American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan


A Pho Love Story Cover Image
By Loan Le
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441934
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

“Will leave readers swooning.” —PopSugar

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

If


Super Fake Love Song Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812230
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

An NPR Book Concierge Pick of the Year

“The fun of this engrossing read is that underneath the slapstick lies a finely nuanced meditation on how we perform as ourselves.” —New York Times Book Review
 


The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316464017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A Time Magazine 100 Best YA Books of All Time Selection

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.


Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her


Frankly in Love Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller!

A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

 
An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?


Butterfly Yellow Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062229229
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Published: HarperCollins - October 13th, 2020

Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sánchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews!


Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616959890
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Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

Discover New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed’s romantic, sweeping adventure through the streets of Paris told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, continents, and the lives of two young Muslim women fighting to write their own stories.
 
Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries.


When Dimple Met Rishi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481478694
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

The inspiration for the Netflix original series Mismatched!
A New York Times bestseller
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
An NPR Best Book of 2017
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017


We Are Not Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2020

* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK * ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE HONOR BOOK *


Yolk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

“Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy.” —Entertainment Weekly

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.

Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike.


This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250192394
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Published: Tor Teen - March 9th, 2021

Winner of the American Library Association's Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

For readers of The Librarian Of Auschwitz, This Light Between Us is a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals—a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl—as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war.


Saints and Misfits Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481499255
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 12th, 2018

Saints and Misfits—a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of the Year—is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.

There are three kinds of people in my world:

1.


Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award


“Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.”


A Taste for Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593117521
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Published: Razorbill - February 2nd, 2021

For fans of Jenny Han, Jane Austen, and The Great British Baking Show, A Taste for Love, is a delicious rom com about first love, familial expectations, and making the perfect bao.


American Betiya Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984897152
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

A luminous story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship. Perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson.


Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524717827
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Published: Ember - March 26th, 2019

In development as a television series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company and ABC Studios!


The Forest of Stolen Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250229588
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 20th, 2021

Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.

1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series


When We Were Infinite Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534468214
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a “beautifully, achingly cathartic” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.

All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura