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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 Literature

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

  • Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan


Picture Book

Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Julie Downing

  • Bread Song by Frederick Lipp ; illustrated by Jason Gaillard

  • Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Dom Lee

Youth Literature

Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

  • Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

  • Shanghai Messenger by Andrea Cheng