2020 Freeman Book Award Winners

Children’s Literature

No Steps Behind:Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights in Japan

By Jeff Gottesfeld, Illustrated by Shiella Witanto (Creston Books)

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

By Caren Stelson, Illustrated by Akira Kusaka (Carolrhoda Books)


By Hongcheng Yu (Reycraft Books)

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

By Tina Cho, Illustrated by Jess X. Snow (Kokila Press)

Young Adult / Middle School Literature

Brother’s Keeper

By Julie Lee (Holiday House)

Beyond Me

By Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Simon & Schuster)

Young Adult / High School Literature

Crossing the Farak River

By Michelle Aung Thin (Annick Press)

Year of the Rabbit

By Tian Veasna, Translated by Helge Dascher (Drawn & Quaterly)

The Silence of Bones

By June Hur (Macmillan)

Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes

By Lun Zhang and Adrien Gombeaud, Illustrated by Ameziane (IDW Publishing)


By Won-pyung Sohn, Translated by Sandy Joosun Lee (Harper Collins)

Like Spilled Water

By Jennie Liu (Lerner Publishing Group)

Banned Book Club

By Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, Illustrated by Hyung-Ju Ko (Iron Circus Comics)

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