Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winners

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is awarded to outstanding books that honor Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage. The award is presented annually by the Asian Pacific American Libraries Association based on literary and artistic merit. See a complete list of all past Asian/Pacific American Award winners.
Subject Author Title Call number Year
Children's Literature Winner Wang, Jen Stargazing

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2020
Picture Book Winner Robeson, Teresa Queen of Physics

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2020
Young Adult Literature Winner Takei, George They Called Us Enemy

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Children's Literature Winner Yang, Kelly Front Desk

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2019
Picture Book Winner Le, Minh Drawn Together

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2019
Young Adult Literature Winner Khorram, Adib Darius the Great is Not Okay

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Children's Literature Winner Krishnaswami, Uma Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

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2018
Picture Book Winner Phi, Bao A Different Pond

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2018
Young Adult Literature Winner Sugiura, Misa It’s Not Like It’s a Secret

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Children's Literature Winner Kelly, Erin Entrada The Land of Forgotten Girls

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2017
Picture Book Winner Yum, Hyewon Puddle

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2017
Young Adult Literature Winner Lee, Stacey Outrun the Moon

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Children's Literature Winner Hilton, Marilyn Full Cicada Moon

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2016
Picture Book Winner Bahk, Jane Juna’s Jar

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2016
Young Adult Literature Winner Han, Jenny P.S. I Still Love You

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Children's Literature Winner Faulkner, Matt Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

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2015
Picture Book Winner Uegaki, Chieri Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

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2015
Young Adult Literature Winner Chai, May-Lee Tiger Girl

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Children's Literature Winner Kadohata, Cynthia The Thing About Luck

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2014
Picture Book Winner Jiang, Ji-li Red Kite, Blue Kite 2014
Young Adult Literature Winner Lowitz, Leza Jet Black and the Ninja Wind
Children's Literature Winner Kang, Hildi Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan 2013
Picture Book Winner Schoettler, Joan Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

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2013
Young Adult Literature Winner Kashyap, Keshni Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary

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Children's Literature Winner Shang, Wendy Wan-Long The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

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2012
Picture Book Winner Young, Ed The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China

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2012
Young Adult Literature Winner Thompson, Hollly Orchards

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Children's Literature Winner Preus, Margi Heart of a Samurai

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2011
Picture Book Winner Malaspina, Ann Yasmin’s Hammer

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2011
Young Adult Literature Winner Senzai, N.H. Shooting Kabul

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