2021 Awards

2021 Winner – Children’s Literature 
The Floating Field by Scott Riley, Illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien  (Millbrook Press)
Non-fiction, set in Thailand

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Saving Sorya Chang and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen, Illustrated by Jeet Zdung (Dial Books)
Fiction based on a true story, set in Vietnam

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
The Star Festival by Moni Ritchie Hadley, Illustrated by Mizuho Fujisawa (Albert Whitman)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

2021 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh (HarperCollins)
Fiction, set in Korea and America

 

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature
Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, Translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, Illustrated by Miho Satake (Yonder)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
While I was Away by Waka T. Brown (Quill Tree Books)
Fiction, set in Japan and America

 

 

 

 

2021 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
How Do You Live? by Genzaburō Yoshino, Translated by Bruno Navasky (Algonquin)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2021 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki, Translated by Emily Balistrieri (Delacorte Press)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2021 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature  
Tsunami Girl by Julian Sedgwick, Illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada (Guppy Books)
Fiction, set in Japan and America

 

 

 

 

2021 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature (Graphic)
The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Translated by Janet Hong (Drawn & Quaterly)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Colorful by Eto Mori, Translated by Jocelyne Allen (Counterpoint Press)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim (Scholastic)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2021 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature (Graphic)
The Minamata Story by Sean Michael Wilson, Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima (Stone Bridge Press)
Non-fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2021 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur (Feiwei & Friends)
Fiction, set in Korea