Asian Americans

Love Hate and Other Filters

Love, Hate & Other Filters

By Samira Ahmed | Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever. (East Indian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Hoopla audiobook)

96 Words for Love

96 Words for Love 

By Rachel Roy and Ava Dash | While exploring her grandmother's past at an ashram in India with her cousin Anandi, seventeen-year-old Raya finds herself and, perhaps, true love in this modern retelling of the legend of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. (East Indian) (book, Overdirve eBook, Overdrive audiobook)

Karma Khullars Mustache

Karma Khullar's Mustache 

By Kristi Wientge | A biracial Indian/Caucasian girl is nervous to begin middle school, especially since her mother is now the breadwinner of the family, her best friend may no longer be a bestie, and the appearance of the seventeen hairs over her lip that form a very unwanted mustache. (East Indian) (book, Overdrive eBook)

Jaya and Rasa A Love Story

Jaya and Rasa: a Love Story 

By Sonia Patel | In Hawaii, seventeen-year-old Jaya Mehta is a transgender outsider with depressive tendencies and the stunningly beautiful Rasa Santos thinks sex is her only power. Will their love transcend and pull them forward or will they remain stuck, separate, in the chaos of their pasts? (East Indian) (book, Hoopla eBook)

Super Fake Love Song

Super Fake Love Song 

By David Yoon | When new-girl Cirrus mistakes self-described nerd Sunny Dae as the lead in a rock band, Sunny rolls with it forming a fake band with his friends, but as the lies continue he risks losing both Cirrus and his friends. (Asian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive audiobook)

Loveboat Taipei

Loveboat, Taipei 

By Abigail Hing Wen | By the time Ever Wong’s conservative immigrant parents send her to Taiwan for a summer of cultural immersion, she has abandoned her dreams of Broadway for a career in medicine. What she finds instead is the friendship of glamorous Manhattanite Sophie Ha and the romantic attentions of both mercurial prodigy Rick Woo and playboy heir Xavier Yeh. (Asian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive audiobook, Hoopla audiobook)

Its Not Like Its a Secret

It's Not Like It's a Secret 

By Misa Sugiura | Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there's the one that she can barely even admit to herself -- the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. (Asian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive audiobook, Hoopla eBook, Hoopla audiobook)

K Pop Confidential

K-Pop Confidential

By Stephan Lee | Candace Park, 15, is a secret K-pop fan, and a terrible viola player who desperately wants to sing, like her older brother Tommy. But their Korean-born parents, who met at a prestigious music school in Korea but now run a convenience store, “won’t budge.” Candace secretly auditions for a new girl group being created by the entertainment company behind an internationally popular K-pop boy band. (Asian) (book)

Rent A Boyfriend

Rent a Boyfriend 

By Gloria Chao | Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn't met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your 'Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Chloe’s mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they'll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community. (Asian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive audiobook)

Butterfly Yellow

Butterfly Yellow 

By Thanhhà Lai | A Vietnam War refugee in Texas partners with a city boy with rodeo dreams to track down the younger brother she was separated from six years before when he was evacuated by American troops during the waning days of the Vietnam War. (Asian) (book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive audiobook, Hoopla audiobook)

Born Confused

Born Confused

By Tanuja Desai Hidier | When Dimple Lala’s traditional Indian parents set her up with a “suitable boy,” Dimple does everything she can to avoid him. That is, until she finds out how secretly unsuitable he really is. Find it in the catalog.

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor & Park

By Rainbow Rowell | Eleanor is the “weird girl” at school. Park is the quiet boy in black clothes and headphones. When Eleanor begins sitting next to Park on the bus, they realize they have more in common than they thought. Find it in the catalog.

The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon | When Daniel and Natasha run into each other over and over again, it seems like fate may be pulling them together. Find it in the catalog.

The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules

By Julie Kagawa | Allison Sekemoto hates the vampires who keep her captive in a walled-in city until she herself becomes a vampire. Find it in the catalog.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

By Jenny Han | Lara Jean writes letters to all of her crushes and puts them in a box under her bed instead of telling anyone how she really feels. When the box is stolen and every letter is mailed by a mysterious thief, Lara Jean must deal with the aftermath. Find it in the catalog.