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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

Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Don't Let Him Know by Sandip Roy

Adult Non-Fiction

The Making of Asian America : a History by Erika Lee

From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express : a History of Chinese Food in the United States by Haiming Liu

Young Adult

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani


Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Picture Book

Juna's Jar by Jane Bahk

The Drum Dream Girl : How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle