Asian Pacific Island YA Authors

May is Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month. I’m using the month to update my list of Asian American young adult authors. NOT illustrators. NOT children’s authors. Please, leave names in the comment section. The names I currently have are on the bottom of this post.

I’m also looking for MG or YA Asian American authors to interview this month. I cannot interview YA authors with books released in 2017 due to committee obligations. Email me directly if you or someone you know may be interested. crazyquilts at hotmail

Let’s bring Asian American books and authors to the forefront this month. Let’s do it for our young people who feel alone in search of themselves.


List updated 3 May.

Adeline Yen Mah (Chinese American)
Akemi Bowman
Amy Zhang
Aisha Saeed
An Na (Korean American)
Anjali Banerjee(Asian-Indian American)
Axie Oh
Bali Rai
Candy Gourley
CB Lee (Chinese Vietnamese American)
Charlotte Huang
Cindy Pon (Taiwanese American)
Cynthia Kadohata (Japanese American)
Daniel Nayeri(Iranian American)
David Yoo (Chinese American)
Dina Nayeri (Iranian American)
E.C. Myers
Ellen Oh
Elsie Chapman
Erika Lee (Chinese American)
Erin Entrada Kelly (Filipino American)
F. Lit Yu
Evelyn Skye
F. C. Lee
Fonda Lee (Chinese Canadian)
Francis Lee Hall (Chinese American)
Gene Luen Yang (Chinese American)
Grace Lin (Taiwanese American)
Heidi Helig
Hena Khan
Hiromi Goto  (Japanese Canadian)
Icy Smith
Ilene W. Gregorio
Isamu Fukui
Janet Wong (Chinese Korean American)
Jasmine Warga (Turkish American)
Jenny Han (Asian American)
Julie Kagawa (Japanese American)
Justina Chen (Taiwanese American)
Karen Bao
Karuna Riazi
Kashmira Sheth (Asian-Indian American)
Kathleen Burkinshaw (Japanese American)
Kavita Daswani
Kazu Kibuishi
Kelly Loy Gilbert
Ken Mochizuki (Japanese American)
Kendare Blake (Korean American)
Ki-Wing Merlin
Kristen Simmons
Kristi Shen
Laurence Yep(Chinese American)
Leila Rasheed (Bangladeshi/British)
Lenore Look(Chinese American)
Lensey Namioka(Chinese American)
Linda Sue Park(Korean American)
Lisa Yee(Chinese American)
Livia Blackburne
Lydia Kang
Malinda Lo(Chinese American)
Many Ly
Marie Lu
Mariko Tamaki(Japanese/Jewish Canadian)
Marina  Tamar Budhos (Indo Caribbean)
Marty Chan (Chinese Canadian)
Maurene Goo
May-Lee Chai(Chinese/Irish American)
Meghan Nuttall Syres
Mike Jung
Milly Lee(Chinese American)
Misa Sugiura
Mitali Perkins (Asian-Indian American)
Naomi Shihab Nye (Palenstinian American)
Narinder Dhami (Asian-Indian British)
Neesha Meminger  (Asian Indian Canadian)
N. H. Senzai
Nisha Sharma
Padma Venkatraman (Asian Indian American)
Paul Yee (Chinese American)
Pintip Dunn
Rahul Kanakia
Randa Abdel-Fattah (Palestinian/Egyptian Australian)
Renée Ahdieh
Riley Redgate
Rhonda Belleza
Rich Lo
Rin Chupeco
S. Jae-Jones
Sabaa Tahir
Sandha Menon
Sara Farizan (Iranian American)
Sarvenaz Tash
Sarwat Chadda (East Indian-British)
Shaila Patel
Sheba Karim
Sita Brahmachari (Asian Indian British)
S.K. Ali
Sonia Charaipotra
Soman Chainani (Indian American)
Stacey H. Lee (Chinese American)
Susan TanSusan Tan
Tanaz Bhathena
Tahereh Mafi (Asian American)
Thanhha Lai
Uma Krishnaswami (Asian Indian American)
Valynne E. Maetani 
Varsha Bajaj(Asian Indian American)
Veera Hirandandani
Virginia  Loh Hagan (Chinese-American)
Vivek Shraya
Lori M. Lee
Y. S. Lee (Chinese Canadian)
Yoshiko Uchida (Japanese American)
Kat Zhang


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