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Sometimes Library of Congress Subject Headings are great. Other times, not so much. In a “No, I’m not interested just in Chinese-Americans — Juvenile Fiction. I want YA books about any Asian-American!” kind of way.

So here are some booklists I came up with. I’m sure I missed some books, so leave a comment if you know of a book I overlooked. And just because a book is listed does not mean it’s recommended, just that it fits the category.

Asian-American protagonists in YA fiction

YA books translated into English from another language (very, very incomplete)

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  1. February 2, 2010 9:19 am

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