Celebrate Asian Stories, Creators, and Joy!

This Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month we are celebrating AANHPI creators, stories, and joy! We’ve pulled together a list of incredible works from some of our favorite AANHPI creators and beyond.

YA Contemporary, Coming-of-Age, and Memoir Books for AANHPI Month

The Notes

The Notes

A reserved Chinese American teen at a Southern performing arts boarding school comes into her own under the tutelage of a glamorous new piano teacher. A moving coming-of-age-novel from a debut novelist about first love, adolescent angst, and academic pressures.

“Compellingly readable. Make room in the boarding-school book canon for a new classic.”  – Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of In the Wild Light and The Serpent King

“A moving, highly virtuosic, and heart-rending portrait of an aspiring teen pianist trying to find her way…it made me feel seen.” – Patricia Park, author of Imposter Syndrome and Other Confession of Alejandra Kim and What’s Eating Jackie Oh?

What's Eating Jackie Oh?

What's Eating Jackie Oh?

A Korean American teen tries to balance her dream to become a chef with the cultural expectations of her family when she enters the competitive world of a TV cooking show. A hilarious and heartfelt YA novel from the award-winning author of Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim and Re Jane.

“Park’s novel delivers authentic characters who will make you laugh…and cry. Not to be missed!” –Ellen Oh, author of The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee

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YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Dystopian Books for AANHPI Month

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White

The epic sequel to the book Song of Silver, Flame Like Nightis a fast-paced, riveting YA fantasy inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.

Her Radiant Curse

Her Radiant Curse

From the critically acclaimed author of Six Crimson Cranes comes a fantasy tale of two sisters—one as beautiful as the other is monstrous—who must fight to save each other when a betrothal contest gone wrong unleashes an evil that could sever their bond forever!

One sister must fall for the other to rise.

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YA Romance Books for AANHPI Month

Queen Bee

Queen Bee

A teen girl seeking retribution against her backstabbing former best friend finds her plans slightly derailed once she catches the eye of a familiar, handsome marquess. Bestselling author Amalie Howard delivers a delightful, anti-historical Regency-era romp that’s Bridgerton meets The Count of Monte Cristo!

The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee

The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee

When a Korean American teenage artist gets sucked into the world of her own web comic, she must find a way out with the help of a cute boy all while facing off against a villainous corporation. Inspired by the A-ha’s “Take on Me” music video, this entertaining YA novel is a grounded speculative fiction adventure from a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.

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