May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Here are some recent titles by Asian American authors writing young adult speculative fiction and genre titles you can enjoy! Please let me know if you recommend any young adult genre titles by those from Pacific islands heritage in comments. Thank you!




A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee
The Speaker by Traci Chee 
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
Not Your Villain by C. B. Lee
WARCROSS by Marie Lu
EXO by Fonda Lee
Chainbreaker by Tara Sim
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Dove Alight by Karen Bao
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
WANT by Cindy Pon
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh
Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao



*This post originally appeared at Diversity in YAand has been 

brought to you thanks to our partner, Cindy Pon!*


Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow, 2009), which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association’s Booklist, and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYA. Her most recent novel, Serpentine (Month9Books, 2015), is a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and VOYA. The sequel, Sacrifice, releases this September. WANT, a near-future thriller set in Taipei, will be published by Simon Pulse in summer 2017. She is the co-founder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. Cindy is also a Chinese brush painting student of over a decade. Learn more about her books and art http://cindypon.com.