Chinese/Chinese American

The Truth About Dragons

by Julie Leung

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2024, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multiracial Identity

The Ugly Vegetables

by Grace Lin

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Community Action, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Words We Share

by Jack Wong

Age 04 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

The Year of the Dog (Pacy Lin Series #1)

by Grace Lin

Age 08 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Year of the Rat (Pacy Lin Series #2)

by Grace Lin

Age 08 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Year of the Rat (Wonderbook Edition)

by Grace Lin

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Wonderbook

Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit

by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Age 08 or older

Themes: Animals, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Action Adventure, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Theo Tan and the Iron Fan

by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Age 08 or older

Themes: Animals, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Action Adventure, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

This Place Is Still Beautiful

by XiXi Tian

Age 13 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing
This Time Will be Different

This Time Will Be Different

by Misa Sugiura

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+

Three Keys (Front Desk Series #2)

by Kelly Yang

Age 08 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Recommended: Community Rallying Against Hate, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate

Tiger Daughter

by Rebecca Lim

Age 10 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Discrimination: Gender and Sexual, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, Trauma & Healing, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trauma & Healing: Physical Assault, Welcoming by Individual

Together in All Weather (Ling and Ting Series #4)

by Grace Lin

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM

Top Story (Front Desk #5)

by Kelly Yang

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Twice as Silly (Ling and Ting Series #3)

by Grace Lin

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Family Relationship: Siblings, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Two New Years

by Richard Ho

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2024, Celebrations: Lunar New Year, Celebrations: Rosh Hashanah, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Jewish, Starred Review

Watercress

by Andrea Wang

Age 05 and older

Themes: Award Winner, Award Winner: I'm Your Neighbor Book Awards 2022, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Immigrant: Education, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

We Are a Song

by Lorian Tu

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Siblings, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Wei Skates On

by Nathan Chen

Age 04 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports

When We Were Infinite

by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Age 12 or older

Themes: Multiracial Identity

Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend (Winnie Zeng , #1)

by Katie Zhao

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

by Stacey Lee

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

by Lensey Namioka

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, The Arts

Your Type of People

by Victoria Yang

Age 15 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Siblings, Religious Background: Christian, The Arts, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trauma & Healing: Sexual Assault, Trauma & Recovery: Substance Use

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

by Xiran Jay Zhao

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual: Mandarin/English, Religious Background: Muslim