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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

Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob

Adult Non-Fiction

Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA by Robert J-Song Ku

Big Little Man : In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon

Young Adult

Tiger Girl by May-Lee Chai

Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang


Gaijin : American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner

Ting TIng by Kristie Hammond

Picture Book

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng

Father's Chinese Opera by Rich Lo