11 Books With South Asian Characters You Should Read in 2019

Composite. Courtesy of Courtesy of  Scholastic Press; Penguin Random House; Little, Brown and Company;  Disney Publishing Worldwide; HarperCollins Publishers; Macmillan  Publishers; Simon & Schuster.

Composite. Courtesy of Courtesy of Scholastic Press; Penguin Random House; Little, Brown and Company; Disney Publishing Worldwide; HarperCollins Publishers; Macmillan Publishers; Simon & Schuster.

If you’re looking for more books about the South Asian experience, you’re in luck. This year holds a slew of new books about navigating the world as South Asian, with characters and situations rarely portrayed in literature of the diaspora. A number are already available, and some of the other selections will hit bookshelves very soon.

This roundup includes everything from timely novels about dystopian futures to historical-fiction novels about periods of South Asian history rarely covered in U.S. classrooms. Some feature multidimensional universes populated by fantastical characters inspired by American and South Asian pop culture. Others are romance novels that that upend familiar cultural tropes of rom-coms and don’t pander to the white gaze. Ready for a good read? . . .

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