Children’s Books Winners

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2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
An’s Seed by Zaozao Wang, Illustrated by Li Huang, translated by Helen Wang (Candied Plums; Bilingual edition)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

2016 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

 

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

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet by Sanae Ishida (Little Bigfoot)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

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

 

 

2017 Winner – Children’s Literature 
The Crane Girl by Curtis Manley, Illustrated by Lin Wang ((Shen’s Books)
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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Children’s Literature 
My First Book of Vietnamese Words by Tran Thi Minh Phuoc, illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong (Tuttle Publishing; Bilingual edition)
Non-fiction, set in Vietnam

 

2016 Winner – Children’s Literature 
My Night in the Planetarium by Innosanto Nagara (Seven Stories Press)
Non-fiction, set in Indonesia

 

 

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 
The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho, Illustrated by Jess X. Snow (Kokila Press)
Fiction, set in Korea

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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