A fabulous selection of books heads the awards list for this year’s Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Awards, announced on Monday. The winners in the children’s/YA categories are:
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Scholastic, 2011) – Children’s Literature Award;
Orchards by Holly Thompson (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011) – Young Adult Literature Award;
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China by Ed Young (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011) - Picture Book Award.
The Honor Books were:
Vanished by Sheela Chari (Hyperion, 2011) – Honor Book, Children’s Literature Category.
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books, 2011) – Honor Book in the Young Adult Literature category.
Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia, illustrated by Ken Min (Lee & Low Books, 2011) – Honor Book in the Picture Book category.
And following on from Corinne’s post about some of this year’s ALA Awards, here are some more highlights:
Allen Say‘s Drawing from Memory (Scholastic, 2011) has won a 2012 Robert F. Sibbert Informational Book Honor Award. To see all this year’s winners go here. Read our Q&A with Andrea Pinkney, the book’s editor, here.
As well as being outright winner of the 2012 Pura Belpré Author Award, Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Lee and Low Books, 2011), was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, along with Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books, 2011). Go here to find out more.
What a superb selection of books! Many Congratulations to all the winners.