Every other month or so, I put together an end panel display for my Adult Graphic Novel Collection, with a little bibliography on a bookmark for people to take – things like zombie graphic novels, or books by Will Eisner. This month, I thought I’d do a display of Asian-Pacific American Graphic Novels since May is Asian-Pacific American Month. And then I found that while I could easily find graphic novels from Asia, it was a whole lot harder to find books by or about Asian-Americans. I scanned my whole collection; I Googled. The only list I found was buried in a course syllabus.
I figure that it shouldn’t be so hard to find a list of Asian-American graphic novels, so I emailed the professor, Dr. Stephen Sohn of Standford University, and asked if it would be OK to publish my list, which owes most of his titles to his. (I found a few on my own, and left a few hard-to-find ones off.) He very kindly gave his permission, and asked if I would share this link with you: Standford Provost Petition
I noticed a complete lack of any graphic novels about Pacific Islanders (maybe not surprising given how tiny they are). I also could find only two kids series – if any readers have any titles to fill in these holes, please let me know!
Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Gene Luen Yang (2012 and on)