2019 NCTA Freeman Book Awards

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia has announced the winners of the 2019 Freeman Book Awards. The awards honor East and Southeast Asian titles for children and young adults. The award is sponsored by the NCTA, the Committee on Teaching about Asia of the Association for Asian Studies, and Asia for Educators at Columbia University. Here are the winners:

WINNER CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith, illustrated by Rachel Wada

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz

The Moose of Ewenki

The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, illustrated by Jiu Er

When Spring Comes to the DMZ

When Spring Comes to the DMZ by Uk-Bae Lee

 

WINNERS YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE SCHOOL LITERATURE

All the Ways Home

All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman

A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Girl of the Southern Sea

Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman

 

WINNERS YOUNG ADULT/HIGH SCHOOL LITERATURE

The Weight of Our Sky

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Patron Saints of Nothing

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Indigo Girl

Indigo Girl by Suzanne Kermit