Everything Asian: A Novel by Sung J. Woo
Just-released novel of a young Korean boy new to the U.S.; charming, funny and moving depiction of the immigrant experience.
Girls For Breakfast by David Yoo
Funny, edgy story of a boy who’s the only Asian in his Connecticut high school.
Good Enough by Paula Yoo (sister of David, above)
Humorous romance novel about a teenage girl who plays violin and may not be quite the academic over-achiever her parents expect.
Necessary Roughness by Marie G. Lee
Wait for Me by An Na
Beautifully written novel of a high schooler’s difficult coming of age, caught between a bitter demanding mother and her own desires, alternating with passages in the voice of her younger, deaf sister.
Trio of poignant novels about a North Korean girl and her family - forced to flee to the south as refugees, surviving the war, and traveling to the U.S. to study, based on the author's own experience.
Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood by Richard Kim
Seven vivid scenes describing a childhood under the Japanese occupation, beautifully written.
Three gorgeous Korean graphic novels in English translation, about a young girl coming of age in a traditional Korean village, based on the author's mother's story.