2016 Awards

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Winner – Children’s Literature 
My Night in the Planetarium by Innosanto Nagara (Seven Stories Press)
Non-fiction, set in Indonesia

 

 

Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko by Misuzu Kaneko (Chin Music Press)
Non-fiction, set in Japan

 

Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Night Parade  by Kathryn Tanquary (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth by Holly Thompson (Henry Holt BYR/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
Fiction – Set in Japan

 

 

 

Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea   by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland (Amulet, an imprint of ABRAMS)
Non-fiction, set in North Korea

 

 

 

Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story  by Caren Stelson (Carolrhoda Books)
Non-fiction, set in Japan