NCTA Prepared Culture Notes and Curriculum Guidelines

NCTA has prepared culture notes and curriculum connections for Freeman Award books. Please check regularly as we update this page continually with newly developed materials.

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

2018 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, Translated by Takami Nieda (AmazonCrossing)
Fiction, set in Japan




2018 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Fiction, set in Taiwan