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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

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Adult Non-Fiction

American Chinatown : a People's History of Five Neighborhoods by Bonnie Tsui

Japanese American Resettlement : Through the Lens by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Picture Book

Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant

Tan to Tamarind by Malathi Michelle Iyengar ; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Youth Literature

Everything Asian by Sung Woo

Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell