2018 Freeman Book Award Winners

Children’s Literature

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean

By Sigrid Schmalzer, Illustrated by Melanie Linden Chan (Tilbury House Nature Books)

The Turtle Ship

By Helena Ku Rhee, Illustrated by Colleen Kong-Savage (Shen’s Books/Lee & Low Books)

Confucius: Great Teacher of China

By Demi (Lee & Low Books)

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story

By Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Melissa Iwai (Clarion Books)

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

By Nie Jun, Translated by Edward Gauvin (Lerner Books)

Young Adult / Middle School Literature


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)

Young Adult / High School Literature

Go: A Coming of Age Novel

By Kazuki Kaneshiro, Illustrated by Takami Nieda (AmazonCrossing)

The Astonishing Color of After

By Emily X.R.Pan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Girls on the Line

By Jennie Liu (Lerner Publishing Group/Carolrhoda Lab)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (Harper Collins Publishers)

The Analects: An Illustrated Edition

By Confucius, Adapted and illustrated by C.C. Tsai, With a foreword by Michael Puett (Princeton University Press)

Dragon Ridge Tombs

By Tianxia Bachang, Translated by Jeremy Tiang (Penguin Random House)

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