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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

Red Kite, Blue Kite by Ji-li Jiang

Barbed Wire Baseball by Mariss Moss ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Children's Literature

The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Young Adult Literature

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani

Gadget Girl : the Art of Being Invisible by Suzanne Kamata

Adult Fiction

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Adult Non-Fiction

Citizens of Asian America : Democracy and Race during the Cold War by Cindy I-Fen Cheng

Garden of the World : Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley by Cecilia M. Tsu