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Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Recommended readings based on the most important awards given to literature in the U.S. and the World.

What is the Asian/Pacific American Award?

The Asian/Pacific American Award

Asian Pacific American Literature Award seal

The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.

The award is selected and presented by APALA, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. The Award includes adult categories (fiction and nonfiction) as well as Youth, Children, and Picture Books categories. 


Picture Books Winners

2022 Picture Book winner

2021 Picture Book winner

Children's Literature Winners

2022 Children's Literature winner

2021 Children's Literature winner

Asian/Pacific American: Youth Literature Winners (YA)

2022 Youth Literature Winner

2021 Youth Literature Winner