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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

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Adult Non-Fiction

Asianfail : Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority by Eleanor Ty

The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration by Karen M. Inouye

Young Adult

It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Saints & Misfits by S. K. Ali


Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami

Cilla Lee-Jenkins : Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan

Picture Book

A Different Pond by Bao Phi ; illustrated by Thi Bui

The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang ; illustrated by Alina Chau