Lists and Suggestions for Kids

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

Wang, Jen.

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

Robeson, Teresa.

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

Yang, Kelly.

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

Lê, Minh.

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

Krishnaswami, Uma.

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

Phi, Bao.

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

Kelly, Erin Entrada.

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

Hilton, Marilyn.

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

Bahk, Jane.

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

Faulkner, Matt.

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

Uegaki, Chieri.

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

Kadohata, Cynthia.

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

Jiang, Ji-li.

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

Kang, Hildi.

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

Schoettler, Joan.

When Ji-su's mother is chosen by the emperor to be a seamstress in his court, Ji-su vows to le...

Shang, Wendy Wan Long.

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

Young, Ed.

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

Senzai, N. H.

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

Preus, Margi.

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

Malaspina, Ann.

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

Lazo Gilmore, Dorina K.

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

Reibstein, Mark.

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

Crowe, Ellie.

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

O'Brien, Anne Sibley.

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

Park, Linda Sue.

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