Jessica Yang

Jessica grew up in Silicon Valley, yet somehow ended up rather inept at technology. She dreams of reading luxurious novels all day in a greenhouse, and is guilty of writing puns for money. Majoring in Japanese and English literature made her both wary and weary of the Western canon. She can be bribed with milk tea. Follow her on Twitter @jamteayang.

Queer Superheroes in YA Lit

Queer superheroes are flying into YA lit! Have you read any of these books?

Finding Queer PoC Books

One reader shares tips on how to find queer PoC books.

Books that Deserve the CRAZY RICH ASIANS Movie Treatment

One reader reflects on the movie casting of the book CRAZY RICH ASIANS and picks other books that deserve the same amazing treatment.

Books for Fans of The Queen’s Thief Series

If you love The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, you might want to add these other books to your shelf.

Searching for Taiwan in YA Lit

One reader reflects on the representation of Taiwanese people in YA lit.

5 #OwnVoices YA Reads on the Asian Immigrant Experience

YA novels on the Asian immigrant experience, written by authors who have experienced it.

Riot Round Up: The Best Books We Read in March

In which Book Riot contributors and editors share their very favorite of the books they read in March, 2017.

Dragon Books and Subverting the Narrative

One reader on why the best dragon books are the ones that subvert the usual dragon stories.

This is the Sci-Fi Future that Liberals Want

There is a future I want, and it's one where no one is afraid to face, call out, and strike down systems of oppression.

Is The Lord of the Rings Essential Reading?

What, exactly, is "essential reading?" Is The Lord Of The Rings considered such?

Advice for Politicians from The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lessons that politicians could learn from The Picture of Dorian Gray.

#SpicerFacts and Orwell’s 1984

"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it."

5 Diverse Fantasies that Need Movie Adaptations

In light of recent movie releases, here are five diverse fantasy novels that deserve movie adaptations.

3 Short Reads on Race and Activism

Read about racism, activism, and history in these three short nonfiction reads.

Books for Miyazaki Movie Fans

For every magical Miyazaki movie, there's a book to go with it.

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