Freeman Book Awards

Young Adult / Middle Category Winners

2021

Finding Junie Kim

By Ellen Oh (Harper Collins)

Temple Alley Summer

By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, Illustrated by Miho Satake (Yonder)

While I Was Away

By Waka T. Brown (Quill Tree Books)

How Do You Live?

By Genzaburō Yoshino, Translated by Bruno Navasky (Algonquin)

Soul Lanterns

By Shaw Kuzki, Translated by Emily Balistrieri (Delacorte Press)

2020

Brother’s Keeper

By Julie Lee (Holiday House)

Beyond Me

By Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Simon & Schuster)

2019

All the Ways Home

By Elsie Chapman (Macmillan, Feiwel and Friends)

A Place to Belong

By Cynthia Kadohata, Illustrated by Julia Kuo (Simon & Schuster)

Girl of the Southern Sea

By Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)

House Without Walls

By Ching Yeung Russell (Simon & Schuster)

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

By Sherry Thomas (Lee & Low)

2018

Grenade

By Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press)

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter

By Atelier Sento, Cecile Brun, Olivier Pichard, Translated by Marie Velde (Tuttle Publishing)

Shadow of the Fox

By Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)

2017

Bronze and Sunflower

By Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Meilo So, translated by Helen Wang (Candlewick Press)

Hotaka: Through My Eyes – Natural Disaster Zones

By John Heffernan, edited by Lyn White (Allen & Unwin)

Ten: A Soccer Story

By Shamini Flint (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Emperor’s Riddle

By Kat Zhang (Simon & Schuster; Aladdin)

2016

Somewhere Among

By Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

The Night Parade

By Kathryn Tanquary (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth

By Holly Thompson (Henry Holt BYR/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

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