The 2008-2009 Chinese American Librarians Association Best
Book Award Committee has chosen Steer
Toward Rock by Fae Myenne Ng as the Best Adult Fiction Book, The Writer as Migrant by Ha Jin as the
Best Non-Fiction Adult Book, Dragon Road
by Laurence Yep as the Best Young Adult Book, and Mei Ling in China City by Icy Smith as the Best Children's Book. The
prizes promote Chinese American culture and heritage and are awarded based on
literary and artistic merit. The goal of the CALA Annual Best Book Award is to
heighten awareness of the best books of Chinese topics or literature written by
an author of Chinese descent. The Award is to honor English or Chinese language
books originally published in North America in
2008. The award will be presented at the CALA 2009 Annual Award Banquet on Sunday, July 12 2009 in
conjunction with the ALA Conference in Chicago.
The CALA 2009 Award Banquet is from 6:30pm-10pm,
July 12, 2009 at
the Phoenix Restaurant located at 2131
S Archer Ave # 2, Chicago, IL 60616.