Ymitri Mathison, Houston, Texas, is associate professor of English at Prairie View A&M University. She has published book chapters and articles on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British children's fiction and twentieth-century British Asian literature.
"The experiences that make up Asian American childhoods are complex and rich, and a fast-growing body of fiction, ranging from novels to comics, is emerging that reflects this richness. The essays in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction call much-needed and illuminating attention to this fiction, and in the process explore what this fiction has to say not only about Asian Americans but about how we understand childhood and the processes of growing up in a country undergoing dramatic demographic changes. This is an important addition to both the study of race and ethnicity and to child studies." --Min Hyoung Song, author of The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American