2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature recognize the following winners and honor authors:

Picture Book Winner

Ann Malaspina for Yasmin’s Hammer, illustrated by Doug Chayka (Lee and Low, 2010). See also Exploring Bangladesh with Ann Malaspina and Doug Chayka from Lee & Low.

Picture Book Honor

Roseanne Thong for Fly Free! illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan (Boyds Mills, 2010).

Children’s Literature Winner

Margi Preus for Heart of a Samurai (Abrams, 2010).

Children’s Literature Honor

Mitali Perkins for Bamboo People (Charlesbridge, 2010). See the official book site and discussion guide.

Young Adult Literature Winner

N. H. Senzai for Shooting Kabul (Simon & Schuster, 2010). Read a Cynsations interview with N.H. Peek: “In 1970s Saudi Arabia, there wasn’t much for a kid to do, especially in 100 degree plus heat. There was very little television to watch, or other entertainment options. So the library at our school, Jubail Academy, became our refuge.”

Young Adult Literature Honor

Barbara Bazaldua for A Boy of Heart Mountain, illustrated by Willie Ito (Yabitoon, 2010).