Asian Pacific American Authors and Characters

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From historical and science fiction to romance, these #OwnVoices books showcase a variety of Asian American characters, perspectives and adventures.

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Ink and Ashes

When Japanese American Claire Takata finds out that her deceased father was once a member of the yakuza, a Japanese crime syndicate, danger enters her life that could end up killing someone. 

The Magic Fish

Tiến is fluent in English, but his Vietnamese refugee parents are not, leaving Tiến struggling to figure out how to tell his parents he’s gay–but he finds hope in their shared language of fairy tales, which they read together to help his parents improve their English. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Prince Sebastian has a secret. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia. Sebastian’s secret weapon, and best friend, is the brilliant dressmaker Frances, but how long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Super Fake Love Song 

When the coolest girl Sunny Dae knows mistakes his older brother’s room for his, Sunny goes with it and inhabits a new rock musician persona in hopes of becoming friends – or more – with Cirrus Soh. The only problem is proving his credentials by forming a band and performing. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby

This Time Will Be Different

When her mom decides to sell the family flower shop to the family that swindled her grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II, seventeen-year-old CJ finds a cause worth fighting for. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

When We Were Infinite

In her senior year of high school, Beth can count on two things: her close-knit friend group and her love of the violin. Both are threatened when she witnesses friend and bandmate Jason being physically assaulted by his own father. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.