Graphic Novels by Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors & Illustrators

The Legend of Auntie Po By Shing Yin Khor Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
 
Part historical fiction, part fable, and 100 percent adventure. Thirteen-year-old Mei reimagines the myths of Paul Bunyan as starring a Chinese heroine while she works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885.


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Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear By Trang Nguyen, Jeet Zdung, Jeet Zdung (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trang Nguyen, Jeet Zdung, Jeet Zdung (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593353622
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Published: Dial Books - September 14th, 2021

* "Perfect for animal-loving fans of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan and Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander."—School Library Journal, starred review


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The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1) By Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338660425
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Published: Graphix - September 21st, 2021

Grace and her friends must protect a newly hatched dragon from mysterious evildoers.

When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school.


Stealing Home By J. Torres, David Namisato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. Torres, David Namisato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525303340
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 5th, 2021

When a boy struggles after moving to a Japanese internment camp during WWII, baseball shows him another way to approach life.

Sandy Saito is a happy boy who reads comic books and is obsessed with baseball --- especially the Asahi team, the pride of his Japanese Canadian community.


Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin's Hijab By Priya Huq (Illustrator), Priya Huq Cover Image
By Priya Huq (Illustrator), Priya Huq
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419740190
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - November 16th, 2021

In this middle-grade graphic novel, Nisrin will have to rely on faith, friends, and family to help her recover after she is the target of a hate crime

Nisrin is a 13-year-old Bangladeshi-American girl living in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2002.


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Measuring Up By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062973863
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Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020

An ALA Top 10 Graphic Novel of 2021 · A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection · Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List · Featured in Today Show’s AAPI Heritage Month List · Amazon Best Books November Selection · Cybils Awards Finalist · An NBC AAPI Selection · Featured in Parents Magazine Book Nook October issue · A CBC Hot off the Press October Selection


Secret Coders By Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626720756
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Published: First Second - September 29th, 2015

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.


Stargazing By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.


Pashmina By Nidhi Chanani Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Amazon Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year 2017
Amazon Best Book of the month December 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017
Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List Title


Lost By Rob Cham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Cham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781733168793
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Published: Buno Books - November 3rd, 2020

Lost is the 2nd book in the silent graphic novel series 'Light' by Rob Cham. When the two best friends, Backpacker and Tear from the first graphic novel Light, fall through a magical portal. They find themselves LOST and far from home in a strange dimension. Once again they find themselves on a dramatic adventure through a land of strange creatures and magical wonders.


Tamamo the Fox Maiden: And Other Asian Stories By Kel McDonald (Editor), Kate Ashwin (Editor), Lucy Bellwood (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Kel McDonald (Editor), Kate Ashwin (Editor), Lucy Bellwood (Contribution by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820342
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 15th, 2019

A must for myth-loving middle schoolers. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"And they lived happily ever after . . . I assume."

Vengeful spirits, flying ogres, helpful teapots, ghost pepper ghosts, and trickster tigers? That's just the start of this lively collection of Asian folktales, reimagined and retold in comics


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Himawari House By Harmony Becker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250235572
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Published: First Second - November 9th, 2021

Winner of the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Fiction Literature
Winner of the 2022 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature
A 2021 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
A 2021 School Library Best Books of the Year


Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

Messy Roots is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and deeply engaging story of their journey to find themself--as an American, as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, as a queer person, and as a Wuhanese American in the middle of a pandemic.”—Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream


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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


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Dragon Hoops By Gene Luen Yang Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
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Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

A Michael L. Printz Award winner, a National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times bestseller!


Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433595
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’s fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely.


Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or colored by) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or colored by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’s fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely.


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir By Thi Bui Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

National bestseller!
National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist
American Library Association (ALA) 2018 Notable Books Selection
“Gives powerful context to refugees everywhere.” —New York Times Book Review
“A book to break your heart and heal it.” ―Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author,


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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book 

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo


Displacement By Kiku Hughes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.