young adult

young adult

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Now in trans­la­tion for the first time (Taka­mi Nie­da), the award-win­ning debut that broke lit­er­ary ground in Japan explores dias­po­ra, prej­u­dice, and the com­plex­i­ties of a teen girl’s expe­ri­ence grow­ing up as a Zainichi Kore­an, rem­i­nis­cent of Min Jin Lee’s clas­sic Pachinko and San­dra Cisneros’s The House on Man­go Street.

Chesil
Chesil

author

An instant New York Times Best­seller! “What would you do if the world’s biggest K­-pop star asked you to prom?”

“Choi’s jour­ney into the world of a young immi­grant girl caught between her family’s Kore­an val­ues and break­ing free to live her Cana­di­an dream adds a colour­ful tile to our nation’s lit­er­ary mosa­ic.” (The Ottawa Review of Books)

“Mau­rene Goo…has built a fol­low­ing with her breezy, pop-cul­ture-savvy roman­tic come­dies, all fea­tur­ing Kore­an-Amer­i­can teenage girls as her pro­tag­o­nists.” (The New York Times)

A pow­er­ful and mov­ing teen graph­ic nov­el mem­oir about immi­gra­tion, belong­ing, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of Amer­i­can Born Chi­nese and Hey, Kid­do.

“Beyond the rig­or­ous­ly researched, cul­tur­al­ly spe­cif­ic nar­ra­tive details, The Silence of Bones is an exhil­a­rat­ing thriller, pit­ting the pow­er­ful against the pow­er-hun­gry, endow­ing the pow­er­less with affect­ing agency.” (Shelf Aware­ness)

“It’s hard to imag­ine a world where Banned Book Club could be more rel­e­vant than it is right now. The graph­ic nov­el revolves around a group of young peo­ple who meet to read and dis­cuss books banned by their gov­ern­ment. It’s set in South Korea in the ear­ly 1980s, a time that most Amer­i­cans are entire­ly igno­rant of but may find upset­ting­ly famil­iar.” —AV Club

Kim Hyun Sook
Kim Hyun Sook

author

Last of the Talons is a stun­ning blend of dark romance and Kore­an mythol­o­gy. Sophie Kim writes ene­mies to lovers with heart pound­ing inten­si­ty, blur­ring the line between love and hate. Blood­thirsty, addic­tive, and sear­ing­ly roman­tic.” (Axie Oh, New York Times-best­selling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea)

Sophie Kim
Sophie Kim

author

“Filled with a sweet new romance and star­ring a hero­ine to root for. Lee finds a spot along­side Jen­ny Han and Stacey Lee in rep­re­sent­ing the diver­si­ty of Asian Amer­i­can expe­ri­ences. A joy­ful pro­tag­o­nist who speaks to Gen­er­a­tion Z.” (School Library Jour­nal, starred review)

“Allows read­ers first to flinch in recog­ni­tion and then to look into their own hearts.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

“The delec­table K‑pop con­fes­sion­al we’ve all been wait­ing for.” (The New York Times Book Review)

Michael L. Printz Award, 
Nation­al Book Award Final­ist, Inter­na­tion­al Book Award, 
New York Times Notable

“On every page I found some­thing mar­velous and new, and I was eager to keep read­ing because I want­ed to fur­ther explore this won­drous new world.” (The New York Times)

“Debut author Park’s well-writ­ten title sly­ly infus­es what seems like a typ­i­cal teen roman­tic com­e­dy with thought­ful treat­ment of diver­si­ty, micro-aggres­sions, clas­sism and class strug­gles, immi­gra­tion, and priv­i­lege while cap­tur­ing the sweet­ness of two nerds falling for each oth­er… A charm­ing, thought­ful por­tray­al of com­plex teen rela­tion­ships.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Rous­ing and truthful…Rich is real with read­ers in a way that’s refreshing…A smart tool to fight inequity.” (Book­list) … “An inspir­ing and prac­ti­cal hand­book for mean­ing­ful resistance…Girls Resist! walks teens through the nit­ty-grit­ty of run­ning a cam­paign, protest­ing a pol­i­cy, or help­ing to get out the vote.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, starred review)

KaeLyn Rich
Kae­Lyn Rich

non­fic­tion

author

“Just like Chloe’s favorite K‑dramas, the nov­el sucks read­ers in from the get-go with lots of glitz, grit, and a hint of romance as well as a hand­some assis­tant who always has an umbrel­la at the ready, mouth­wa­ter­ing descrip­tions of food, and cut­ting insights into famil­ial and soci­etal dynam­ics. An enjoy­able, pacy fam­i­ly dra­ma. ” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Details about con­tem­po­rary Kore­an Amer­i­can life and cul­ture ring true… An engag­ing, fast-paced romance between two teens long­ing for accep­tance.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Bri­ar Girls is an anthem for queer female self-dis­cov­ery in fan­ta­sy form. Lena har­ness­es her inner strength and intel­lec­tu­al prowess to escape vic­tim­hood and gain her agency.” (Shelf Aware­ness)

Rebec­ca Kim Wells

author

YALSA Excel­lence in Non­fic­tion Hon­or 2022; Ground­break­ing por­trait of Vin­cent Chin and the mur­der case that took America’s Asian Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ty to the streets in protest of injustice.

Paula Yoo

pho­to by Sonya Sones

non­fic­tion

author

“Whether it’s dis­cov­er­ing shel­ter, find­ing food or sim­ply man­ag­ing in bru­tal con­di­tions, the ever-chal­leng­ing back­drop of City of Orange makes the deter­min­ing of real­i­ty a mys­tery read­ers will want to solve along­side the main char­ac­ter. That’s this novel’s biggest feat: By giv­ing just enough vivid detail but keep­ing key ele­ments ambigu­ous, a read­er can eas­i­ly morph into the main char­ac­ter and become a part of this world.” (USA Today)

“A beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten epic replete with mag­ic, shapeshift­ing char­ac­ters, com­plex polit­i­cal intrigue and the oblig­a­tory bat­tles between good and evil … Strong female char­ac­ters and a hel­ter-skel­ter plot make for a com­pelling read.” (The Guardian, Books of the Months Pick, praise for Book 1, The Girl King)

Mimi Yu
Mimi Yu

author