APALA Children's Book Awards

The Fire Escape is delighted to announce the children's literature winners of the 2007 Asian Pacific American Literature Awards:
Grace Lin's Year Of The Dog (Little Brown) received an honor in text, and Brothers (Philomel), written by Yin and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet, received an honor in the illustration category. Hooray for these wonderful books, writers, and artists! Also, congratulations to Alvina Ling, who edited both of the award-winning books in the text category.

Mitali and Justina celebrating at ALA


justina said…
Meeting you was definitely one of the highlights of ALA. I was so glad you left your camera behind--it gave me an excuse to see you again. Let me know when any other politician visits your blog. : )
alvina said…
Thanks, Mitali! It was great seeing you in DC. Sorry I couldn't make your party.