2018 Awards

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2018 Winner – Children’s Literature 
Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming by Sigrid Schmalzer, Illustrated by Melanie Linden Chan (Tilbury House Nature Books)
Non fiction, set in China

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
The Turtle Ship by Helena Ku Rhee, Illustrated by Colleen Kong-Savage (Shen’s Books/Lee & Low Books)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Confucius: Great Teacher of China by Demi,  (Lee & Low Books)
Non fiction, set in China

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Melissa Iwai  (Clarion Books)
Non fiction, set in the U.S.

 

2018 Of Note – Children’s Literature 
My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun, Translated by Edward Gauvin  (Lerner Books)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

2018 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Grenade by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press)
Historical fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter by Atelier Sento, Cecile Brun, Olivier Pichard, Translated by Marie Velde (Tuttle Publishing)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family by Van Ho and Marsha Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
Non fiction, set in Vietnam

 

 

 

2018 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, Translated by Takami Nieda (AmazonCrossing)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Fiction, set in Taiwan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Girls on the Line by Jennie Lie (Lerner Publishing Group/Carolrhoda Lab)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (Harper Collins Publishers)
Fiction, set in East and South Asia

 

 

 

 

2018 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Analects: An Illustrated Edition by Confucius, Adapted and Illustrated by C.C. Tsai, Translated by Brian Bruya, With a foreword by Michael Puett (Princeton University Press)
Non fiction, set China

 

 

2018 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Dragon Ridge Tombs by Tianxia Bachang, Translated by Jeremy Tiang (Penguin Random House)
Fiction, set China