2019 Freeman Book Award Winners

Children’s Literature

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden

By Heather Smith, Illustrated byRachel Wada (Orca Book Publisher)

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

By Andrea Wang, Illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz (Little Bee Books)

The Moose of Ewenki

By Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, Illustrated by Jiu Er (Greystone Books)

When Spring Comes to the DMZ

By Uk-Bae Lee (Plough Publishing House)

Young Adult / Middle School Literature

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)

Young Adult / High School Literature

The Weight of Our Sky

By Hanna Alkaf (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads)

Patron Saints of Nothing

By Randy Ribay (Penguin Young Readers, Kokila)

Indigo Girl

By Suzanne Kamata (Gemma Media)

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