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Asian American and Pacific Islander Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper

Julie Lee
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2020
Finding Junie Kim

Finding Junie Kim

Ellen Oh
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2021
hello universe

Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2017
magic fish

The Magic Fish

Trung Le Nguyen
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
a place to belong

A Place to Belong

Cynthia Kadohata
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2019
Prairie Lotus

Prairie Lotus

Linda Sue Park
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2020
Bird flying toward sky

The Astonishing Color of After

Emily X. R. Pan
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
Banned Book Club

Banned Book Club

Ryan Estrada, Kim Hyun Sook
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2020
The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl

Stacey Lee
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2019
Frankly in Love

Frankly in Love

David Yoon
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
Two girls holding hand on city street in Chinatown

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2021
Two young people embracing

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Mariko Tamaki
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
Parachutes Kelly Yang

Parachutes

Kelly Yang
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Patron Saints of Nothing

Patron Saints of Nothing

Randy Ribay
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2019
This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II

This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II

Andrew Fukuda
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2020
The War Outside

The War Outside

Monica Hesse
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2018
We Are Not Free

We Are Not Free

Traci Chee
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2020