Eleanor and Park
Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare
Indigo Girl Suzanne Kamata
Honey Girl Lisa Freeman
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong


Biracial Asian Teens in YA 

Starfish
Tanabata Wish
Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru Tera Lynn Childs
Forget Tomorrow Pintip Dunn
Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) Justina Chen
The Agency 1 Y.S. Lee
Possess Gretchen McNeil
Starters Lissa Price
Cat Girl's Day Off Kimberly Pauley
A Dangerous Game Madeline Dyer
Up From the Sea Leza Lowitz
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
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
Everything Everything
The Girl From Everywhere Heidi Heilig

Sara Fujimura

Lissa Price
Every Reason We Shouldn't Sara Fujimura
Riptide Summer Lisa Freeman
Silver Phoenix Cindy Pon
Fury of the Phoenix Cindy Pon
Nora and Kettle
Consent Nancy Ohlin
Legend Marie Lu

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 the two kids to the left (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 look 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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