2017 Freeman Book Award Winners

Children’s Literature

The Crane Girl

By Curtis Manley, Illustrated by Lin Wang (Shen’s Books)

An’s Seed

By Zaozao Wang, illustrated by Li Huang, translated by Helen Wang (Candied Plums; Bilingual edition)

Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet

By Sanae Ishida (Little Bigfoot)

My First Book of Vietnamese Words

By Tran Thi Minh Phuoc, illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong (Tuttle Publishing; Bilingual edition)

Young Adult / Middle School Literature

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)

Young Adult / High School Literature

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

By Dori Jones Yang (SparkPress)


By Cindy Pon (Simon & Schuster; Simon Pulse)

Tanabata Wish

By Sara Fujimura (Wishes Enterprises, LLC)

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