Legend Marie Lu
Fury of the Phoenix Cindy Pon
Consent Nancy Ohlin
The Girl From Everywhere Heidi Heilig
Forget Tomorrow Pintip Dunn
Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) Justina Chen
The Agency 1 Y.S. Lee
Kristen Simmons The Glass Arrow
The Islands at the End of the World
I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl Gretchen McNeil
Shallow Graves Kali Wallace
Always and Forever Laura Jean Jenny Han
Jet Black and the Ninja Wind Leza Lowitz Shogo Oketani
Remember Yesterday Pintip Dunn
Patron Saints of Nothing Randy Ribay
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Jenny Han
Gadget Girl Suzanne Kamata
P.S. I Still Love You Jenny Han
The Girl at the Center of the World Austin Aslan
Orchards Holly Thompson

Sara Fujimura

Stacey Lee Luck of the Titanic
Everything Everything
Honey Girl Lisa Freeman
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong
Possess Gretchen McNeil
Starters Lissa Price
Cat Girl's Day Off Kimberly Pauley
A Dangerous Game Madeline Dyer
Up From the Sea Leza Lowitz
Nora and Kettle
Lissa Price


Biracial Asian Teens in YA 

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru Tera Lynn Childs
Silver Phoenix Cindy Pon
Every Reason We Shouldn't Sara Fujimura
Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare
From Little Tokyo With Love Sarah Kuhn
Tanabata Wish

Mirrors and Windows and Bridges


For the last several years, I've been cultivating a list of YA titles that feature a biracial Asian Main Character and/or Love Interest. Why? Because these two kids (a.k.a. my now-adult kids) essentially gave up on American YA books because they didn't see themselves represented at all. They turned to anime and manga instead to see teens who looked like themselves. So, whether you are a biracial Asian yourself (mirrors), want to understand the biracial/bicultural teen experience (windows), or are an adult looking for titles for both of these groups (bridges), please enjoy the list below. 

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Riptide Summer Lisa Freeman
Akemi Dawn Bowman The Infinity Courts
Indigo Girl Suzanne Kamata
Starfish
Sara Fujimura Faking Reality YA sweet romance