Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

Earlier this month, the winners of the 2013 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature were announced. The winners are books selected by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) "which promote Asian/Pacific culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit" (from their website).

The winners and honorees for picture books, children's literature, and young adult literature are below.

Picture Book
Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth
written by Joan Schoettler and illustrated by Jessica Lanan


A Path of Stars
written and illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Children's Literature
Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan
written by Hildi Kang


The Shark King
written by Kikuo Johnson

Young Adult Literature

Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
written by Keshni Kashyap and illustrated by Mari Araki


written and illustrated by Ryan Inzana

Congratulations to all the winners and honorees!

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