Favorites

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

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.

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 (this includes fellow Japanese people!) that you feel warrants further scrutiny re: representation, please let me know.

  • Aja Monet
    • My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter
  • 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
  • Allison Reiko Scott
    • “The Quiet Song of Return”
  • 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.)
  • Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Freedom in Congo Square
  • Caroline M Yoachim
    • “Seasons Set in Skin”
  • 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)
  • Chesya Burke
    • “I Make People Do Bad Things”
  • 潮見知佳
    • ゆめの守人
  • 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
    • Outside Beauty
    • 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”
  • Ed Young
    • The Cat from Hunger Mountain
  • Eiichiro Azuma
    • Between Two Empires
  • Elizabeth LaPensee
    • Deer Woman: An Anthology (ed.)
    • The West Was Lost (webcomic)
  • 小林エリカ
    • 日出ずる
  • Erika Wurth
    • Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend
  • Erin Roberts
    • “Sour Milk Girls”
  • Eugenia Kim
    • The Calligrapher’s Daughter
  • Eugie Foster
    • “When It Ends, He Catches Her”
  • Eve Ewing
    • Electric Arches
  • Evelyn Wong
    • “Reaching Beyond”
  • 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)
  • Hana Chittenden Maruyama
    • “Fear Itself”
  • Hao Jingfang
    • “Folding Beijing” (trans. Ken Liu)
  • Haruki Murakami
    • After the Quake
    • South of the Border, West of the Sun
  • 宮崎駿
    • スタジオジブリ
  • Hena Khan
    • Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
  •  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
  • Ijeoma Oluo
    • So You Want to Talk about Race
  • 稲井カオル
    • うたかたダイアログ
  • 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)
  • 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”
  • Jojo Bee
    • “Iyanuoluwa – Mercy of God”
  • Jonathan Nelson
    • The Wool of Jonesy (comic)
  • 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”
  • Karen M Inouye
    • The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration
  • Karissa Chen
    • “Return to Sender”
    • “The Testimony of Jayce B”
  • Katie Yamasaki
    • Fish for Jimmy
  • 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”
  • Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi
    • “Our Beans Grow Fat Upon the Storm”
  • 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!
  • Kyo Maclear
    • The Fog
  • Kyoko Mori
    • The Dream of Water
  • Laurie Tom
    • “Even the Mountains Are Not Forever”
  • Linda Sue Park
    • Seesaw Girl
  • 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
    • Lion Island
  • 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
  • Millie Ho
    • “Hehua”
  • Mitali Perkins
    • Rickshaw Girl
  • 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”
  • Nidhi Chanani
    • Pashmina
  • Nilah Magruder
    • M.F.K.
  • 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
    • Binti: The Night Masquerade
    • The Book of Phoenix
  • ウダノゾミ
    • 田中くんはいつもけだるげ
  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors
    • When They Call You a Terrorist
  • Phenderson Djeli Clark
    • “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington”
  • Priya Sharma
    • “Lebkuchen”
  • Priya Sridhar
    • “The Jeweled Nawab Jungle Retreat”
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
    • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience”
  • Reem Faruqi
    • Lailah’s Lunchbox
  • 藤間麗
    • 水神の生贄
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge
    • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race
  • 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”
  • 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 Adventures of Ja’far al-Barmaki”
    • “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”
  • Stephanie Malia Morris
    • “Bride Before You”
  • Sung J. Woo
    • “Translation”
  • 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)
  • Tess Gerritsen
    • The Silent Girl
  • Thi Bui
    • The Best We Could Do
  • Tim Tingle
    • Crossing Bok Chitto
  • Tonko House
    • The Dam Keeper (film)
  • Tony Pi
    • “No Sweeter Art”
    • “That Lingering Sweetness”
    • “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
    • おじさまと猫
    • 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
    • A Jar of Dreams
    • Journey Home
    • Journey to Topaz
    • The Best Bad Thing
  •  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”
    • “Like Smoke, Like Light”
    • “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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