2020 Awards

2020 Winner – Children’s Literature 
No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights in Japan by Jeff Gottesfeld, Illustrated by Shiella Witanto (Creston Books)
Non-fiction: biography, set in Japan

 

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story by Caren Stelson, Illustrated by Akira Kusaka ,  (Carolrhoda Books)
Nonfiction, set in Japan

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Rice by Hongcheng Yu (Reycraft Books)
Nonfiction, set in China

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho, Illustrated by Jess X. Snow (Kokila Press)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

2020 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee (Holiday House)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2020 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick Press)
Nonfiction, set in Thailand

 

 

 

2020 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Crossing the Farak River by Michelle Aung Thin (Annick Press)
Fiction, set in Myanmar

 

 

 

 

2020 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature (Graphic)
Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna, Translated by Helge Dascher (Drawn & Quaterly)
Nonfiction, set in the Cambodia

 

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Silence of Bones by June Hur (Macmillan)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

 

2020 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature (Graphic)
Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes by Lan Zhang and Adrien Gombeaud, Illustrated by Ameziane (IDW Publishing)
Nonfiction, set in China

 

 

 

2020 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Almond by Won-pyung Sohn, Translated by Sandy Joosun Lee (Harper Collins)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

 

2020 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu (Lerner Publishing Group)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2020 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature (Graphic)
Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, Illustrated by Hyung-Ju Ko (Iron Circus Comics)
Nonfiction, set in Korea