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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 End of Peril, End of Enmity, End of Strife by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Though I Get Home by YZ Chin

Adult Non-Fiction

Not Quite Not White : Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen

Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold

Young Adult

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan


Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio

Picture Book

Drawn Together by Minh Lê ; illustrated by Dan Santat

Grandmother's Visit by Betty Quan ; illustrated by Carmen Mok