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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 Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi Laskar

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Adult Non-Fiction

Ghosts of Gold Mountain : the Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang

Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

Young Adult Literature

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; illustrated by Harmony Becker

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Children's Literature

Stargazing by Jen Wang

I'm OK by Patti Kim

Picture Book

Queen of Physics : How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson ; illustrated by Rebecca Huang

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed ; illustrated by Anoosha Syed