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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

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Steer Toward Rock by Fae Myenne Ng

Adult Non-Fiction

Fortune Cookie Chronicles : Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8 Lee

  • Eaves of Heaven : a LIfe in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham

  • The Latehomecomer : a Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

Picture Book

Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein ; art by Ed Young

Monsoon Afternoon by Kashmira Sheth

Youth Literature

Roots and Wings by Many Ly

  • 1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara

  • Good Enough by Paula Yoo