In light of the very gracious post by Handyhunter about cultural appropriation, it seems that we should compile a list of books that feature multicultural characters. Please note whether the book is a young adult (YA) or romance as well as whether the multicultural characters are main or secondary. Please also be respectful of other people’s recommendations. This is not to say that you can’t disagree with them, but let’s keep the comments as civil as possible.
Here are a couple to start the thread:
- Eileen Wilks, Tempting Danger featuring Lily Yu, of Chinese descent. Main protagonist. Urban fantasy romance.
- Meljean Brook, Demon Moon featuring Savi Murray, of Indian descent. Main protagonist. Urban fantasy romance.
- Jade Lee, The Concubine, historical set in China featuring two Chinese protagonists. Historical.
- Anne McAllister, Antonides’ Forbidden Wife, featuring Ally, half Japanese. Main protagonist. Straight contemporary.