Middle School Books Winners

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2019 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
All The Ways Home by Elsie Chapman (Macmillan, Feiwel and Friends)
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 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2017 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Meilo So, translated by Helen Wang (Candlewick Press)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang (Simon & Schuster; Aladdin)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2016 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth by Holly Thompson (Henry Holt BYR/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
Fiction – Set in Japan

 

 

 

2019 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)
Fiction, set in Indonesia

 

 

 

 

2018 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Grenade by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press)
Historical fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Hotaka: Through My Eyes – Natural Disaster Zones by John Heffernan, edited by Lyn White (Allen & Unwin)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2019 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
House Without Walls Ching Yeung Russell (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction, set in Vietnam

 

 

 

 

2019 Of Note – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan Sherry Thomas (Lee & Low)
Fiction, set in China

 

 

 

 

2016 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
The Night Parade  by Kathryn Tanquary (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter by Atelier Sento, Cecile Brun, Olivier Pichard, Translated by Marie Velde (Tuttle Publishing)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

2019 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata, Illustrated by Julia Kuo (Simon & Schuster, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Ten: A Soccer Story by Shamini Flint (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Fiction, set in Malaysia

 

 

 

 

2016 Winner – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Fiction, set in Japan

 

 

 

 

2018 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/Middle School Literature 
Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family by Van Ho and Marsha Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
Non fiction, set in Vietnam