2017 Awards

Click on image or title for details and resources for each book.

2017 Winner – Children’s Literature 
The Crane Girl by Curtis Manley, Illustrated by Lin Wang ((Shen’s Books)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
An’s Seed by Zaozao Wang, Illustrated by Li Huang, translated by Helen Wang (Candied Plums; Bilingual edition)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet by Sanae Ishida (Little Bigfoot)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
My First Book of Vietnamese Words by Tran Thi Minh Phuoc, illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong (Tuttle Publishing; Bilingual edition)
Non-fiction, set in Vietnam

 

2017 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Meilo So, translated by Helen Wang (Candlewick Press)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Hotaka: Through My Eyes – Natural Disaster Zones by John Heffernan, edited by Lyn White (Allen & Unwin)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Ten: A Soccer Story by Shamini Flint (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Fiction, set in Malaysia

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang (Simon & Schuster; Aladdin)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2017 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang (Spark Press)
Fiction, set in China and the U.S.

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Want by Cindy Pon (Simon & Schuster; Simon Pulse)
Fiction, set in Taiwan

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Tanabata Wish by Sara Fujimura (Wishes Enterprises, LLC)
Fiction, set in Japan