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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.

Picture Book

Yasmin's Hammer by Ann Malaspina ; illustrated by Doug Chayka

Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong ; illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan

Children's Literature

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Young Adult Literature

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

A Boy of Heart Mountain by Barbara Bazaldua ; illustrated by Willie Ito

Adult Fiction

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong

Adult Non-Fiction

Angel Island : Immigration Gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung

  • Charlie Chan : the Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang

  • You Have Given Me a Country by Neela Vaswani