Freeman Book Awards

Young Adult / Middle Category Winners


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)


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)



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)


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)


Brother’s Keeper

By Julie Lee (Holiday House)

Beyond Me

By Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Simon & Schuster)


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)



Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)

Morning Sun in Wuhan

Ying Chang Compestine (Clarion Books)

The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

Christina Matula (Inkyard Press)

Dragonfly Eyes

Cao Wenxuan, Translated by Helen Wang (Candlewick Press)


The Cricket War

Thọ Phạm and Sandra McTavish
(Kids Can Press)

Chinese Menu: The History, Myths and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods

Grace Lin
(Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Mèo and Bé

Doan Phuong Nguyen; illustrated by Jesse White
(Tu Books)

In the Tunnel

Julie Lee
(Holiday House)

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