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Asian & Pacific Islander Recs

May is Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage month. Please note, not all of these creators are American.

Asian Pacific Islander GNs

Middle Grade:

  • Aquanaut by Dan Santat

  • The Awakening Storm: City of Dragons #1 by Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong

  • Dragon Path by Ethan Young

  • A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

  • Green Lantern: Legacy/Alliance by Minh Lê

  • Hi'iaka and Pana'ewa: A Hawaiian Graphic Legend by Gabrielle Ahuli'i

  • Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani

  • The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor

  • Living With Viola by Rosena Fung

  • Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

  • Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu

  • Meesh the Bad Demon by Michelle Lam

  • My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee

  • Nayra and the Djinn by Iasmin Omar Ata

  • Newsprints (series) by Ru Xu

  • Parachute Kids by Betty C. Tang

  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

  • Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab by Priya Huq

  • Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

  • The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist by Amy Kim Kibuishi

  • Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen, Jeet Zdung

  • Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

  • Stargazing by Jen Wang

  • Stealing Home by J. Torres, David Namisato

  • Tidesong by Wendy Xu

  • Wingbearer by Marjorie M. Liu, Teny Issakhanian

Young Adult:

  • A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong

  • Almost-American Girl by Robin Ha

  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

  • The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

  • Crystal Fighters by Jen Bartel

  • Displacement by Kiki Hughes

  • Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

  • Girl Taking Over by Sarah Kuhn, Arielle Jovellanos

  • Himawari House by Harmony Becker

  • Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying

  • I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

  • Ichiro by Ryan Inzana

  • In Limbo by Deb JJ Lee

  • It Won’t Always Be Like This by Malaka Gharib

  • M is for Monster by Talia Dutton

  • The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

  • Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak

  • Messy Roots by Laura Gao

  • The Night Marchers and Other Oceanian Stories by Kel McDonald, Sloane Leong, Kate Ashwin 

  • Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota, J.R. Doyle

  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

  • Sea Sirens/Sky Island by Amy Chu

  • Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn

  • Squire by Sara Alfageeh, Nadia Shammas

  • Tamamo and the Fox Maiden and Other Asian Stories by Kel McDonald

  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

  • A Thief Among the Trees by Sabaa Tahir


  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob

  • The Man in the McIntosh Suit by Rina Ayuyang (coming soon!)

  • Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

  • Nori by Rumi Hara

  • Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

  • What is Home, Mum? by Sabba Khan

And some of our favorite superheroes:

  • Silk

  • Ms. Marvel

  • Shang-Chi

  • Marvel Voices: Identity

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