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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

The House Baba Built : an Artist's Childhood in China by Ed Young

Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia ; illustrated by Ken Min

Children's Literature

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Vanished by Sheela Chari

Young Adult Literature

Orchards by Holly Thompson

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

Adult Fiction

The Submission by Amy Waldman

Leche by R. Zamora Linmark

Adult Non-Fiction

The Woman Who Could Not Forget : Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking by Ying-Ying Chang

The Bangladeshi Diaspora in the United States After 9/11 : From Obscurity to High Visibility by Shafiqur Rahman