South Asians in Contemporary YA

This list is for contemporary YA (& older middle grade) books featuring characters who are South Asian, whether they live in South Asia or are of South Asian descent and live elsewhere.

For historical fiction set in South Asia, go to Young Adult & Middle Grade Historical Fiction set in South Asia
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message 1: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart A little confused by some additions to this list. Morocco is North Africa, not South Asia. Is Vietnam considered South Asia?


message 2: by Holly (new)

Holly Rainbowheart, point out the books that seem weird, and I can delete them if necessary :]


message 3: by Holly (new)

Holly But Rainbowheart, if you're talking about the book The Garden of My Imaan, the main character's family are Muslim Indians and the new girl is from Morocco.

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message 4: by Rainbowheart (last edited Apr 10, 2015 02:52PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Ah, thanks! I think I misread the summary for The Garden of My Imaan. The other one I was confused about was Dirty Wings. I believe the MC is Vietnamese? Also, I'm not sure what background the MC from The Violet Hour is. Sounds like the book takes place in Cambodia, but don't know what country she originally hails from.


message 5: by Holly (new)

Holly Oh yeah, idk about Dirty Wings - I didn't add it. Same for The Violet Hour.


message 6: by Diana Santoso (new)

Diana Santoso Anyone can point me out to a Listopia of South Asians novels or precisely chick-lits? I enjoy them so much :)


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