South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature–especially in YA– so this is the third and final part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these [...]
South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature--especially in YA-- so this is the second part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these books, but [...]
I'm going to be doing something a bit different this year in terms of sharing books I'm excited for in 2021. I've always been a passionate advocate for diverse representation in YA, but it wasn't until last year that I started advocated for my own community and voices that look and sound like me, as [...]
Today, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Gold House Book Club, the first book club made with the intent of promoting the diversity and inclusion of Asian American literature in order to help Asian Americans better understand their identity and culture in today’s political and social climate. Its fantastic lineup has been carefully selected by top Asian American scholars and writers (including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan), and includes selections for not only adults and young adults, but also beginners, early readers, and middle grade readers.
It's time for another YA Recommendations post! This time, partially in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I'm going to be sharing my favorite YA novels that feature Asian American leads. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. As a first generation Indian-American, I didn't grow up seeing a whole lot [...]