Food for Thought

Food for Thought: A (non-comprehensive) list of AAPI-related content created by* Asian-Americans  

We are always on the search for works on Asian and Asian-American identity and to feature AAPI content creators who are shaking up the world. Feel free to send us an email if you have suggestions for additions to this list.


Books (Non-Fiction)

Books (Graphic Novels)

  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (a graphic novel)
  • Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona
    • This comic series by Marvel stars Kamala Khan, a Muslim, Pakistani-American who was born and raised in New Jersey. Khan navigates through issues ranging from high school friendships, her identity as a child of immigrants, and of course, fighting super villains. 


  • Annoyed.Asian is a asian activist “here to educate.” Here, meme reposts are fire and deftly capture the fury many Asians feel when faced with media, microaggressions, and straight-up racism.


  • Just An Everyday Life by Jackson Li.
    • “The journey of a kid who ditched expectations for aspirations.” Listen to his latest mix-tape , #FML, at Just An Everyday Life.
  • Asian Americans on the Rise  aka my new favorite Spotify playlist. Thanks, Spotify for making this!


  • Bullet Train hosted by Ada Tseng.
    • Bullet Train is a podcast series produced by Asia Pacific Arts, an online magazine based in Los Angeles that has been covering pan-Asian arts and entertainment since 2003. Launched in February 2015, Bullet Train features pop culture stories connecting Asia with the rest of the world. We’ll travel from Chinese dramas, K-pop and Bollywood to YouTube, karaoke and comic books and take you where you didn’t even know you wanted to go.”

Web Comics

  • Angel’s Sketchbook (Facebook) (Instagram) by Angel Trazo
    • Angel is working on her second edition of her comic book Where Are You From?: Short stories about being Asian in America, excerpts of which are found on her social media pages. Her other work features sketches from her everyday life.
  • This is Asian American Life (Facebook) (Tumblr)by Katie Quan
    • “‘This Asian American Life’ comic series features little slices of life about race/ethnicity, gender, relationships, and more.”
  • Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than
    • Than is a cartoonist based in Melbourne who created a cartoon blog which turns inspirational quotes into short comic stories.