Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Asian/Pacific American Award-Winning Books for Kids

Keller, Tae, author.

When Lily, her sister Sam, and their mother move in with her sick grandmother, Lily traps a tiger an... More

Leung, Julie, author.

"An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant res... More

Wang, Jen.

2020 Winner. Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, ... More

Robeson, Teresa.

2020 Winner. "When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, girls did not attend schoo... More

Yang, Kelly.

Also available in Overdrive. Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-yea... More

Lê, Minh.

Also available in Overdrive. A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using t... More

Krishnaswami, Uma.

"Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Gi... More

Phi, Bao.

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fi... More

Kelly, Erin Entrada.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Abandoned by their father and living in poverty with their h... More

Hilton, Marilyn.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-... More

Bahk, Jane.

After her best friend, Hector, moves away, Juna's brother Minho tries to make her feel better ... More

Faulkner, Matt.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a thirteen-year-old California boy who is half Japanese i... More

Uegaki, Chieri.

Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, s... More

Kadohata, Cynthia.

Also available in Hoopla. Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wron... More

Jiang, Ji-li.

When Tai Shan and his father, Baba, are separated during China's Cultural Revolution, they are... More

Kang, Hildi.

Called to follow the wind and search for information about his father who disappeared many years ag... More

Shang, Wendy Wan Long.

Eleven-year-old aspiring basketball star and interior designer Lucy Wu is excited about finally hav... More

Young, Ed.

"In Ed Young's childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair beca... More

Senzai, N. H.

Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his fa... More

Preus, Margi.

In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions... More

Malaspina, Ann.

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, as two girls work hard all day to help support their family by chipping brick... More

Lazo Gilmore, Dorina K.

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filip... More

Reibstein, Mark.

Also available in Overdrive. Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, learns about the Japanes... More

Crowe, Ellie.

"A biography of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, five-time Olympic swimming champion from the early 1... More

O'Brien, Anne Sibley.

Also available in Hoopla. In this classic tale from early seventeenth-century Korea, Hong Kil Dong, ... More

Park, Linda Sue.

Also available in Overdrive. In eighteenth-century Korea, after Sang-hee's father injures his a... More