High School Books Winners

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

 

 

 

 

2018 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Analects: An Illustrated Edition by Confucius, Adapted and Illustrated by C.C. Tsai, Translated by Brian Bruya, With a foreword by Michael Puett (Princeton University Press)
Non fiction, set China

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Of Note – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Dragon Ridge Tombs by Tianxia Bachang, Translated by Jeremy Tiang (Penguin Random House)
Fiction, set China

 

 

 

 

2016 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

 

 

 

 

2017 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang (Spark Press)
Fiction, set in China and the U.S.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Girls on the Line by Jennie Lie (Lerner Publishing Group/Carolrhoda Lab)
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

 

 

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Indigo Girl by Suzanne Kamata (Gemma Media)
Fiction, set in America and Japan

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Penguin Young Readers, Kokila)
Fiction, set in the Philippines

 

 

 

 

2016 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story  by Caren Stelson (Carolrhoda Books)
Non-fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Tanabata Wish by Sara Fujimura (Wishes Enterprises, LLC)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (Harper Collins Publishers)
Fiction, set in East and South Asia

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature 
Want by Cindy Pon (Simon & Schuster; Simon Pulse)
Fiction, set in Taiwan

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/High School Literature 
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads)
Fiction, set in Malaysia

 

 

 

 

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