Favorites

Welcome to my Favorites page. Below, you will find a list of marginalized/nonwhite creators’ works I support.

The main difference between this page and the Resources page is, the items on this page are personal, specific recommendations from me, while the Resources page is more of an introduction to a variety of voices. While I have read/watched/otherwise consumed material by every creator listed on the Resources page, I haven’t necessarily dug into their work beyond their main website/blog/social media platform and I won’t necessarily do so in the future.

This page is a work in progress. If I’ve indicated elsewhere that I support your work but you don’t see it here, it’s probably in my to-read/watch/otherwise consume pile, which grows much too fast for its own good.

Lastly, I am not qualified to personally vet any of the cultural representations below, except for the Japanese ones – and even in that case, I don’t know everything ever about Japan/Japanese culture. I have tried to select voices who appear to be in good standing within their own communities (or within the communities represented).* If you see anything here from your own culture/community that you feel warrants further scrutiny re: representation, please let me know so we can discuss it.

  • Akiko Hashimoto
    • The Long Defeat
  • 波津彬子
    • ふるぎぬや紋様帳
  • Alessa Hinlo
    • “Family Obligation”
  • Alice Sola Kim
    • “Beautiful White Bodies”
  • Aliette de Bodard
    • “A Salvaging of Ghosts”
  • Allen Say
    • Drawing from Memory
    • Grandfather’s Journey
    • Kamishibai Man
    • Tea with Milk
    • The Inker’s Shadow
  • Alyssa Wong
    • “Santos de Sampaguitas”
    • “The Fisher Queen”
  • あなしん
    • 春待つ僕ら
  • Anchee Min
    • Empress Orchid
  • Angela Davis
    • Freedom is a Constant Struggle
  • Angie Thomas
    • The Hate U Give
  • Arigon Starr
    • Super Indian
  • Attica Locke
    • The Cutting Season
  • Bao Shu
    • “Preserve Her Memory” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Bomi Park
    • First Snow
  • Candace Fujikane
    • Asian Settler Colonialism (ed.)
  • Chen Chen
    • When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
  • Chen Qiufan
    • “The Fish of Lijiang” (trans. Ken Liu)
    • “The Mao Ghost” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • We Should All Be Feminists
  • Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
    • “Date and Time of Loss”
    • “I Had a Stroke at 33”
    • “Permission to Marry”
  • Cynthia Kadohata
    • Kira-Kira
    • Weedflower
  • Daniel  Jose Older
    • Bone Street Rumba
      • Half-Resurrection Blues
      • Midnight Taxi Tango
    • “Ginga”
  • Darcie Little Badger
    • “Nkásht íí”
    • “The Whalebone Parrot”
    • “When Whales Fall”
  • Debbi Michiko Florence
    • Jasmine Toguchi
      • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
      • Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth
  • Demetria Martinez
    • Mother Tongue
  • Do Nguyen Mai
    • “Calling Names”
    • “Your War”
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
    • “Take Us To Your Chief”
  • Eiichiro Azuma
    • Between Two Empires
  • Elizabeth LaPensee
    • The West Was Lost (webcomic)
  • Erika Wurth
    • Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend
  • Eugenia Kim
    • The Calligrapher’s Daughter
  • Eugie Foster
    • “When It Ends, He Catches Her”
  • Fonda Lee
    • Jade City
  • G. Willow Wilson
    • Ms. Marvel
  • Gabby Rivera
    • America
  • Gene Luen Yang
    • American Born Chinese
    • New Super-Man
  • Gloria Anzaldua
    • Prietita y la llorona
  • Grace Lin
    • The Year of the Dog
  • Greg Pak
    • Mech Cadet Yu
    • The Totally Awesome Hulk
  • Guadalupe Rivera Marin
    • Mi papa Diego y yo
  • Gyasi Ross
    • Don’t Know Much About Indians
  • Han Song
    • “The Right to Be Invisible” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Hao Jingfang
    • “Folding Beijing” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Haruki Murakami
    • After the Quake
    • South of the Border, West of the Sun
  • 宮崎駿
    • 株式会社スタジオジブリ
  • Hena Khan
    • Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
  • 山中ヒコ
    • 死にたがりと雲雀
  •  香月日輪
    • 大江戸妖怪かわら版
    • 妖怪アパ-トの幽雅な日常
  • 荒川弘
    • 銀の匙
  • Indrapramit Das
    • “A Moon for the Unborn”
    • “Breaking Water”
    • “mu-oka’s Child”
    • “The Widow and the Xir”
  • Iori Kusano
    • “Next Stop, Shibuya”
  • Ireny Draws
    • the beginner’s guide to chinese lion dance (comic)
  • Isabel Allende
    • Daughter of Fortune
  • Jacqueline Woodson
    • Brown Girl Dreaming
  • James Baldwin
    • The Fire Next Time
  • Jamie Ford
    • Songs of Willow Frost
  • Jamie Noguchi
    • Yellow Peril (comic)
  • Jane Mai
    • See You Next Tuesday
  • Javaka Steptoe
    • Radiant Child
  • Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
    • Farewell to Manzanar
  • Jeff Chang
    • We Gon’ Be Alright
  • Jem Yoshioka
    • Circuits & Veins (comic)
    • Folding Kimono (comic)
    • My Father’s Face (comic)
    • Visits (comic)
  • Jesmyn Ward
    • The Fire This Time (ed.)
  • Jessica May Lin
    • “Dark, Beautiful Force”
    • “Red Mask”
  • John Chu
    • “Restore the Heart Into Love”
    • “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere”
  • Jordan Ifueko
    • “Oshun, Inc.”
  • Joseph Bruchac
    • Code Talker
    • Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back
  • Joyce Chng
    • “Diary of War”
    •  Starfang
      • Rise of the Clan
      • Claw of the Clan
  • Juhee (Asian American Feminist)
    • “Pounding Hearts”
    • “War Stories”
  • JY Yang
    • “A Sister’s Weight in Stone”
  • Kai Ashante Wilson
    • The Devil in America
    • The Lamentation of Their Women
  •  蒼月海里
    • 幽落町おばけ駄菓子屋
  • 桜小路 かのこ
    • 青楼オペラ
  • Kaori Ekuni
    • Twinkle, Twinkle
  • Karalynn Lee
    • “Court Bindings”
    • “Unsilenced”
  • Karissa Chen
    • “Return to Sender”
    • “The Testimony of Jayce B”
  • Kazu Kibuishi
    • Amulet (series)
      • The Stonekeeper
      • The Stonekeeper’s Curse
      • The Cloud Searchers
      • The Last Council
      • Prince of the Elves
      • Escape from Lucien
      • Firelight
  • Keef Cross
    • DayBlack
  • Ken Liu
    • “Good Hunting”
    • “Seven Birthdays”
  • Ken Mochizuki
    • Baseball Saved Us
    • Heroes
  • Kenji C Liu
    • Map of an Onion
  • Khaled Hosseini
    • The Kite Runner
  • Khaty Xiong
    • “In Late March Chengdu Blooms”
    • “Pork Rinds, Watered Rice”
  • Kim Miranda (Isaia)
    • From the River (comic)
    • “Me Too” (comic)
    • Someone To Listen To (comic)
  • Kima Jones
    • “Nine”
  •  ワザワキリ
    • 不機嫌なモノノケ庵
  • あずまきよひこ
    • よつばと!
  • 飯島浩介
    • 育てち魔おう!
  • Kyoko Mori
    • The Dream of Water
  • Laurie Tom
    • “Even the Mountains Are Not Forever”
  • Lisa See
    • China Dolls
    • Peony in Love
    • Shanghai Girls
  • Louise Erdrich
    • The Birchbark House
  • 細田守
    • おおかみこどもの雨と雪 (映画)
  • Margarita Engle
    • Enchanted Air
  • 羅川真里茂
    • ましろのおと
  • Marjane Satrapi
    • Persepolis
  • Marjorie Liu
    • Monstress
  • Mary Anne Mohanraj
    • “Birthstones”
    • “Talking to Elephants”
    • “The Night Air”
  • Masako Fukui
    • “When Blossoms Fall”
  • Matthew Salesses
    • I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying
  • Michelle Alexander
    • The New Jim Crow
  • やまもり三香
    • 椿町ロンリープラネット
  • Mi-kyung Yun
    • Bride of the Water God
  • 殿ヶ谷 美由記
    • だんだらごはん
  •  モリノ
    • 幽奇画報
  • Naomi Hirahara
    • Baishakunin, Inc.
    • The Nihongo Papers
  •  樹なつみ
    • 一の食卓
    • 八雲立つ
  • Nghi Vo
    • “Tiger Stripes”
  • Nisi Shawl
    • “Momi Watu”
    • “Shiomah’s Land”
    • “The Pragmatical Princess”
  • N.K. Jemisin
    • “Cloud Dragon Skies”
    • “Stone Hunger”
    • “The Brides of Heaven”
    • The Broken Earth
      • The Fifth Season
      • The Obelisk Gate
    • “The Narcomancer”
  • Nnedi Okorafor
    • “African Sunrise”
    • Binti
    • Binti: Home
    • The Book of Phoenix
  • 和月伸宏
    • るろうに剣心
  • ウダノゾミ
    • 田中くんはいつもけだるげ
  • Priya Sharma
    • “Lebkuchen”
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
    • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience”
  • Reem Faruqi
    • Lailah’s Lunchbox
  • 藤間麗
    • 水神の生贄
  • Roshani Chokshi
    • “The Wives of Azhar”
  • Roxane Gay
    • Black Panther: World of Wakanda
  • Ruth Ohi
    • Kenta and the Big Wave
  •  草間さかえ
    • 迷信話集 うつつのほとり
  • Saladin Ahmed
    • Black Bolt
  • Saquina Karla Guiam
    • “#BigasHindiBala”
    • “Fake Immortality”
  • ヨシノサツキ
    • ばらかもん
    • はんだくん
  • S.D. Nelson
    • Buffalo Bird Girl
  • Sharon Hsu
    • “For All My Missing Jiejies and Ayis”
  • Sherman Alexie
    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
  • Shveta Thakrar
    • “Shimmering, Warm and Bright”
    • “The Shadow Collector”
  • Sita Brahmachari
    • Jasmine Skies
  • Skimlines
    • Asian American Diary
    • Morie the Witch (The Herder Witch)
  • SL Huang
    • Monsters
      • “Hunting Monsters”
      • “Fighting Demons”
    • “My Grandmother’s Bones”
  • Sofia Samatar
    • “The Nazir”
  • Sophia Terazawa
    • “Advice from Ojiisan’s Hungry Ghost Who Becomes the Toad”
    • “Kamiyo after the Age of Gods”
    • “Princess Kaguya of the New World”
  • Stacey H. Lee
    • Under A Painted Sky
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Between the World and Me
    • Black Panther
    • Black Panther & the Crew
    • The Beautiful Struggle
  • 渡辺多恵子
    • 風光る
  • Taneka Stotts
    • Deja Brew (comic)
  • Terry Fan
    • The Night Gardener (with Eric Fan)
  • Tim Tingle
    • Crossing Bok Chitto
  • Tonko House
    • The Dam Keeper (film)
  • Tony Pi
    • “No Sweeter Art”
    • “The Sweetest Skill”
  • トロル
    • おしりたんてい むらさきふじんのあんごうじけん
  • Tracy K. Smith
    • Life on Mars
  • Troy L. Wiggins
    • “Black Like Them”
    • “Sorrow and Joy, Sunshine and Rain”
  •  大場つぐみ
    • バクマン
  • 桜井海
    • 神とよばれた吸血鬼
  • Viola Canales
    • The Tequila Worm
  • Wendy Xu
    • Mooncakes
  • Xia Jia
    • “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Yaeko Sugama Weldon
    • Cherry Blossoms in Twilight (with Linda Austin)
  • Yasmin Crowther
    • The Saffron Kitchen
  • Yoon Ha Lee
    • “Foxfire, Foxfire”
    • “The Contemporary Foxwife”
  • Yoshiko Uchida
    • Journey to Topaz
  •  小玉ユキ
    • 月影ベイベ
  • 緑川ゆき
    • 蛍火の杜へ
    • 夏目友人帳
  • Yukimi Ogawa
    • “In Her Head, In Her Eyes”
    • “Not Her Garden”
    • “Rib”
  • 堀田由美
    • ヒカルの碁
  • Yumi Sakugawa
    • I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You
  • 松井優征
    • 暗殺教室
  • Zen Cho
    • “Rising Lion – The Lion Bows”

*Generally, I try to look at #ownvoices reviews, the creator’s background, and other recognition they have received from their community (i.e. awards, interviews, collaborations, etc).

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