2019 Awards

2019 Winner – Children’s Literature 
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith, Illustrated by Rachel Wada (Orca Book Publisher)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang, Illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz (Little Bee Books)
Non-fiction, set in Japan

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, Illustrated by Jiu Er ,  (Greystone Books)
Fiction, set in Inner Mongolia, China

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
When Spring Comes to the DMZ by Uk-Bae Lee (Plough Publishing House)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
All The Ways Home by Elsie Chapman (Macmillan, Feiwel and Friends)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata, Illustrated by Julia Kuo (Simon & Schuster, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)
Fiction, set in Indonesia

 

 

 

 

2019 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
House Without Walls Ching Yeung Russell (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction, set in Vietnam

 

 

 

 

2019 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan Sherry Thomas (Lee & Low)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads)
Fiction, set in Malaysia

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Penguin Young Readers, Kokila)
Fiction, set in the Philippines

 

 

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Indigo Girl by Suzanne Kamata (Gemma Media)
Fiction, set in America and Japan