Nora and Kettle
Cat Girl's Day Off Kimberly Pauley
A Dangerous Game Madeline Dyer
The Islands at the End of the World
I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl Gretchen McNeil
Jet Black and the Ninja Wind Leza Lowitz Shogo Oketani
Remember Yesterday Pintip Dunn
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You Jenny Han
The Girl at the Center of the World Austin Aslan
The Agency 1 Y.S. Lee
Possess Gretchen McNeil
Up From the Sea Leza Lowitz
Kristen Simmons The Glass Arrow
Always and Forever Laura Jean Jenny Han
Gadget Girl Suzanne Kamata
Orchards Holly Thompson
Fury of the Phoenix Cindy Pon
Consent Nancy Ohlin
Tanabata Wish
Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru Tera Lynn Childs
Starters Lissa Price
Shallow Graves Kali Wallace
Patron Saints of Nothing Randy Ribay

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. 

**Want to buy one of these books? Click on the book, and it will take you to its sale page on Indiebound.org.**






Riptide Summer Lisa Freeman
Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare
Starfish
Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) Justina Chen

Sara Fujimura

Silver Phoenix Cindy Pon
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong
Forget Tomorrow Pintip Dunn
Legend Marie Lu
Every Reason We Shouldn't Sara Fujimura
Honey Girl Lisa Freeman
The Girl From Everywhere Heidi Heilig
Indigo Girl Suzanne Kamata
Lissa Price
Sara Fujimura Faking Reality YA sweet romance
Everything Everything


Biracial Asian Teens in YA