2022 Award Winners

Children’s Literature

Set in China

Eighteen Vats of Water

Ji-Li Jiang, Illustrated by Nadia Hsieh (Creston Books)
Set in China

Alone Like Me

Rebecca Evans (Anne Schwartz Books)
Set in Japan

When the Sakura Bloom

Narisa Togo (Berbay Publishing)
Set in Malaysia and England

Nana, Nenek & Nina

Liza Ferneyhough, Illustrated by Liza Ferneyhough (Dial Books)
Set in Vietnam

Operation Pangolin: Saving the World’s Only Scaled Mammal

Suzi Eszterhas, Photographs by Suzi Eszterhas (Millbrook Press)
Set in China and Mongolia

Warrior Princess: The Story of Khutulun

Sally Deng (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Young Adult / Middle School Literature

Set in Indonesia


Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)
Set in China

Morning Sun in Wuhan

Ying Chang Compestine (Clarion Books)
Set in Hong Kong

The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

Christina Matula (Inkyard Press)
Set in China and France

Dragonfly Eyes

Cao Wenxuan, Translated by Helen Wang (Candlewick Press)

Young Adult / High School Literature

Set in Japan and America

The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart

Chesil, Translated by Takami Nieda (Soho Teen)
Set in Korea

K-Pop Revolution

Stephan Lee (Point)
Set in Korea

The Red Palace

June Hur (Feiwel & Friends)
Set in China

Strike the Zither

Joan He (Roaring Brook Press)

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