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Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Purpose of this award is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. The awards are announced each January during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.

Adult Fiction

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Children's Illustrator

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong ; illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

  • Tanuki's Girl by Tim Myer ; illustrated by Rother Roth

  • Coolies by Yin ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

Children and Youg Adult Author

A Step from Heaven by An Na

  • Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

  • Beacon Hill Boys by Ken Mochizuki

  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park