2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

I'm thrilled that Bamboo People has been named the Children's Literature Honor book by the APALA arm of the American Library Association. Here's the full list of winners—congratulations, one and all, and thanks to the librarians who selected the books:
Picture Book Winner
Malaspina, Ann. Yasmin’s Hammer. Illustrated by Doug Ghayka.  New York: Lee and Low, 2010.

Picture Book Honor
Thong, Roseanne. Fly Free! Illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan.   Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2010

Children’s Literature Winner
Preus, Margi. Heart of a Samurai. New York: Amulet Books (Abrams), 2010.

Children’s Literature Honor
Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2010.

Young Adult Literature Winner
Senzai, N. H. Shooting Kabul. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010.

Young Adult Literature Honor
Bazaldua, Barbara. A Boy of Heart Mountain. Illustrated by Willie Ito.  Camarillo, CA: Yabitoon Books, 2010.  


Julie Musil said…
What an honor! Congratulations to you and all the other authors.
Congratulations! Bamboo People was one of the best YA books I read last year and Shooting Kabul is one of my favorites this year.
Gerri L said…
* Wonderful! Congratulations to all of you!
sheela-chari said…
Congratulations to you, Mitali, and all the other winners!
Rasco from RIF said…
Congratulations, Mitali, I am so thrilled for you and Bamboo People...you know how much I liked that book and I still reflect on it often! Applause and showers of RIF gold stars!
Sayantani said…
Congratulations Mitali - well deserved! A fantastic list here!
jama said…
Congratulations, Mitali. Hooray for Bamboo People! SO well deserved :).
Doret said…
Much congrats and Senzai, Shooting Kabul was a great debut.
Mitali Perkins said…
Thank you all, so much. I am thrilled.
Ann Malaspina said…
Congratulations to you for Bamboo People! I loved the story. Thanks for posting, too.
Congratulations, Mitali! I loved both Bamboo People and Heart of a Samurai,and am very glad to see these books thus honored.