The 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association has selected the following books as recipients for the 2012 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. =D

Picture Book Award:


The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China by Ed Young (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Honor Book:


Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji written by F. Zia and illustrated by Ken Min (Lee & Low Books)

Children's Literature Award:



The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Scholastic)

Honor Book:


Vanished by Sheela Chari (Hyperion)

Young Adult Literature Award:


Orchards by Holly Thompson (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Honor Book:



Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books)

Congratulations to all the winners! Click here to see the winners and honor books for the adult fiction and adult nonfiction categories.