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10 Awesome Books With Heroic Asian Characters

Inspiring books for early readers, middle-grade kids and young adults

Angelica Lai

Published on: May 27, 2021


Asian heroes

Instead of casting Asians as sidekicks or background characters, these kids’ books center Asian people as the heroes of their stories, whether they’re overcoming an internal conflict or fighting space crime with superpowers. These picks offer Asian American kids an important opportunity to see themselves represented, and they build nuanced worlds for all readers, exposing them to new perspectives and experiences. 

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