A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

15 authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

Ellen Oh
- Editor
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Thousan)

15 authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.


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Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celesial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing the elixer of immortality. But when Xingyin's magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind. To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Sue Lynn Tan
(Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Tan)

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celesial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing the elixer of immortality. But when Xingyin's magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind. To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies.


YA Best Books of 2023

  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends


  • The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • The Moth Keeper


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1


  • Spin


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • Rules for Vanishing


  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1


  • The Weight of Blood


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe


  • Whalefall


  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • Delicious Monsters


  • The Hunger Games


  • Daughter of the Moon Goddess


  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea


  • Warrior Girl Unearthed


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet


  • Sunbearer Trials


  • The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics


  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


  • Starfish


  • The Moth Keeper


  • Our Crooked Hearts


  • The Star-Touched Queen


  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


Delicious Monsters

Told in alternating timelines, Daisy and her mother move into her deceased uncle's mansion, only to find horrors waiting inside. 10 years later, Brittney investigates the mystery behind the Miracle Mansion that turned her mother's life around.

Delicious Monsters

Liselle Sambury
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sambury)

Told in alternating timelines, Daisy and her mother move into her deceased uncle's mansion, only to find horrors waiting inside. 10 years later, Brittney investigates the mystery behind the Miracle Mansion that turned her mother's life around.


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  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


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  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • The Star-Touched Queen


  • Rules for Vanishing


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • The Hunger Games


  • Warrior Girl Unearthed


  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • The Moth Keeper


  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


  • Sunbearer Trials


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea


  • Our Crooked Hearts


  • Delicious Monsters


  • Starfish


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


  • Whalefall


  • Spin


  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1


  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


  • The Weight of Blood


  • The Moth Keeper


  • Daughter of the Moon Goddess


Spin

Arachne turns to weaving for solace, but when word spreads of her skill, she is confronted by the goddess Athena and the two enter a weaving contest that results in both transformation and redemption.

Spin

Rebecca Caprara
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Caprara)

Arachne turns to weaving for solace, but when word spreads of her skill, she is confronted by the goddess Athena and the two enter a weaving contest that results in both transformation and redemption.


YA Best Books of 2023

  • Rules for Vanishing


  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends


  • The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics


  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • The Hunger Games


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


  • Spin


  • Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe


  • Delicious Monsters


  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet


  • Our Crooked Hearts


  • The Moth Keeper


  • Daughter of the Moon Goddess


  • The Weight of Blood


  • The Star-Touched Queen


  • Whalefall


  • The Moth Keeper


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • Warrior Girl Unearthed


  • Sunbearer Trials


  • Solo Leveling, Vol. 1


  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • Space Trash, Vol. 1


  • The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1


  • Starfish


  • The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins


  • Cursed Princess Club, Vol. 1


Ski Weekend

Sam is dreading senior ski weekend and having to watch after her brother and his best friend, Gavin, to make sure they don't do anything stupid Now they're crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin's dog, heading on a road trip that can't go by fast enough. Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves stranded in the mountains with cell phone coverage long gone and temperatures dropping.

Ski Weekend

Rektok Ross
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ross)

Sam is dreading senior ski weekend and having to watch after her brother and his best friend, Gavin, to make sure they don't do anything stupid Now they're crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin's dog, heading on a road trip that can't go by fast enough. Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves stranded in the mountains with cell phone coverage long gone and temperatures dropping.


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  • Blame it on the Mistletoe


  • Echo North


  • Talk Santa to Me


  • My True Love Gave to Me


  • Love in Winter Wonderland


  • Whiteout


  • The Holiday Switch


  • You Can Go Your Own Way


  • This Winter: A Heartstopper Novella


  • Turtle Under Ice


  • Sofi and the Bone Song


  • Even the Darkest Stars


  • Shadow and Bone


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365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time

Discover your queer hero and learn something new every day with 365 Gays of the Year, an accessible and fun introduction to LGBTQ+ history through the people that made it.

365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time

Lewis Laney
(Adult Nonfiction - 306.7609 Lan)

Discover your queer hero and learn something new every day with 365 Gays of the Year, an accessible and fun introduction to LGBTQ+ history through the people that made it.


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  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


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  • Here and Queer: A Queer Girl's Guide to Life


  • Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • What's the T?


  • 365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time


  • Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey


  • Growing Up Trans in Our Own Words


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • The LGBTQ+ History Book


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Spinning


  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People


  • Spinning


  • This Book is Gay


  • From Gay to Z


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


Spinning

For 10 years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all of the work was worth it.

Spinning

Tillie Walden
(Graphic Novels - GN 796.91292 Walden Wal)

For 10 years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all of the work was worth it.


YA LGBTQIA+ Nonfiction

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  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality


  • From Gay to Z


  • The Queer Film Guide


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • 365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People


  • Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality


  • The LGBTQ+ History Book


  • What's the T?


  • Queer There and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • Spinning


  • Growing Up Trans in Our Own Words


  • Here and Queer: A Queer Girl's Guide to Life


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • This Book is Gay


  • Spinning


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Long-time best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips and tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
(Graphic Novels - GN 305.3 Bon)

Long-time best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips and tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.


YA LGBTQIA+ Nonfiction

  • Growing Up Trans in Our Own Words


  • Spinning


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • This Book is Gay


  • Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality


  • Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • What's the T?


  • The Queer Film Guide


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • 365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • The LGBTQ+ History Book


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • From Gay to Z


  • Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • Here and Queer: A Queer Girl's Guide to Life


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • Queer There and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • Spinning


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg
(Graphic Novels - GN 306.76 G)

Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!


YA LGBTQIA+ Nonfiction

  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • What's the T?


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


  • This Book is Gay


  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People


  • Queer There and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World


  • I'm a Wild Seed


  • 365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time


  • Spinning


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • From Gay to Z


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • Growing Up Trans in Our Own Words


  • The LGBTQ+ History Book


  • Spinning


  • How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities


  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir


  • Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • Gender Queer: A Memoir


  • The Queer Film Guide


  • Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me


  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American


  • Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib


  • Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality


  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns


  • The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures


  • Here and Queer: A Queer Girl's Guide to Life


  • Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality


  • Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights


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