Mixed-Race Identity and Power in YA Fiction

Amina Chaudhri

Young Adult Books with Mixed Race Characters

Adoff, Jaime. The Death of Jayson Porter.  Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2008.
_____. Jimi & Me.  Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2005.
_____. Names Will Never Hurt Me. Dutton Children’s, 2004.
Anderson, Jessica Lee. Border Crossing. Milkweed Editions, 2009.
Chan, Crystal. Bird. Atheneum. 2014.
Chen, Justina. Nothing but the Truth: (and a Few White Lies). Little, Brown, 2006.
de la Peña, Matt. Mexican Whiteboy. Delacorte/Random House, 2008. 248p. $17.99. 978-0-440-23938-3. VOYA October 2008. 5Q 4P M J S
Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie. Somewhere among. New York: Atheneum. 2016.
Durrow, Heidi W. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Algonquin, 2010. 264p. $22.95. 978-1-56512-680-0. VOYA June 2010. 4Q 4P J S
Easton-Ruben, Kelly. Hiroshima Dreams. Dutton Children’s, 2007.
Engle, Margarita. Lion Island: Chinese Cuba’s Warrior of Words. Atheneum, 2016.
Frank, E. R. America: A Novel. Simon Pulse, 2003.
Gill, David Macinnis. Soul Enchilada. Greenwillow, 2009.
Hilton, Marilyn. Full Cicada Moon. Dial, 2015.
Keyser, Amber. The Way Back from Broken. Carolrhoda, 2015.
Lester, Joan Steinau. Black, White, Other. Zondervan, 2011.
Lowitz, Leza. Up from the Sea. Crown, 2016.
Magoon, Kekla. Camo Girl. New York: Aladdin, 2011.
McDonald, Janet. Off-color. Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2007. 176p. O.P. 978-0-374-37196-8. VOYA December 2007. 3Q 3P J S
McMullan, Margaret. Cashay. Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
Myers, Walter Dean. Riot. Egmont, 2009. 164p. $16.99. 978-1-60684-000-9. VOYA December 2009. 3Q 3P M J S
Nelson, Marilyn. American Ace. Dial/Penguin Random House, 2016. 124p. $17.99. 978-0-8037-3305-3.
Peck, Richard. The River between Us. Puffin, 2003.
Pierce, Nora. The Insufficiency of Maps: A Novel. Atria, 2007.
Resau, Laura. What the Moon Saw: A Novel. Delacorte, 2006.
Sanders, Scott Loring. Gray Baby: A Novel. Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
Sarkar, Dona. How to Salsa in a Sari. Kimani, 2008.
Smith, Sherri L. Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet. Delacorte, 2008.
Stevenson, Sarah Jamila. The Latte Rebellion. Flux, 2011.
Thompson, Holly, and Grady McFerrin. Orchards.  Delacorte, 2011.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Behind You. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004.
Yoon, Nicola, and David Yoon. Everything, Everything. Delacorte, 2015



Amina Chaudhri is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University where she teaches courses in literacy, social studies, and children’s and YA literature. 

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