Winners of the Chinese American Librarian Association Best Book Awards
Updated: Aug 18
June 9, 2023
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Best Book Award subcommittee has announced the recipients of the 2023 CALA Best Book Awards. The annual CALA Best Book Award recognizes outstanding children, YA, and adult books, published in English or Chinese, that exhibit excellence in addressing China, Chinese, and people of Chinese origin or Chinese cultural heritage written by Chinese authors or authors of Chinese descent to raise awareness of these topics and authors in North America.
The children’s and YA winners and honor titles are:
Winner: Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee
Honor: Key Player by Kelly Yang
Winner: She Persisted: Maya Lin by Grace Lin
Honor: The Rise (and Falls) of Jackie Chan by Kristen Mai Giang
Young Adult Fiction
Winner: This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian
Honor: If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang
Young Adult Nonfiction
Winner: Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao
No honor book was chosen.