Asian American Teen Fiction

May 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Enjoy these books featuring Asian American teens.

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger

Three teenagers in Boston, T.C. Keller, Augie Hwong, and Ale Perez, narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

   
Mismatch by Lensey Namioka

Their families clash when Andy, a Japanese-American teenager starts dating Suzanne, a Chinese-American girl.

   
  Re-Gifters by Mike Carey

Meet Jen Dik Seong — or “Dixie” as she’s known to her friends. She’s living on the ragged edge of LA’s Koreatown, and her only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido. In fact, she’s on the verge of winning a championship — until she falls for fellow hapkido fan/California surfer boy Adam and gets thrown spectacularly off her game.

   
  All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg

Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past. 

   
  Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

In the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Samar, who is of Punjabi heritage but has been raised with no knowledge of her past by her single mother, wants to learn about her family’s history and to get in touch with the grandparents her mother shuns.

   
   
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