Special Topics and Award Books

Dragon Pearl

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee
(Juvenile Fiction - J Lee)

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Séance Tea Party

After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends.

Séance Tea Party

Reimena Yee
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J GN Yee Seance Tea Party)

After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Magic Fish

It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tié̂n, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay?

The Magic Fish

Trung Le Nguyen
(Graphic Novels - GN Trung Magic Fish)

It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tié̂n, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay?


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Persepolis

In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novels - GN 741.5092 Satrapi Sat)

In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Pashmina

Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl.

Pashmina

Nidhi Chanani
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Chanani Pashmina)

Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

They Called Us Enemy

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II.

They Called Us Enemy

George Takei
(Graphic Novels - GN 791.4392 Takei Tak)

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening

Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics.

Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening

Marjorie Liu
(Graphic Novels - GN Monstress v. 1)

Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Dragon Hoops

The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page.

Dragon Hoops

Gene Luen Yang
(Graphic Novels - GN 741.5092 Yang Yan)

The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Almost American Girl

Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated.

Almost American Girl

Robin Ha
(Graphic Novels - GN 741.5092 Ha Ha)

Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mafi)

A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.


YA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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