Adult Fiction Winner
- Lahiri, Jhumpa, Unaccustomed Earth. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 2008.
Honorable Mention for Adult Fiction
- Ng, Fae Myenne. Steer Toward Rock. New York: Hyperion, 2008.
Adult Non-Fiction Winner
- Lee, Jennifer 8. Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. New York: Twelve, 2008.
Honorable Mention for Adult Non-Fiction
- Pham, Andrew X. Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars. New York: Harmony Books, 2008.
- Yang, Kao Kalia.The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2008.
Picture Book Winner
- Reibstein, Mark. Wabi Sabi. Art by Ed Young. New York: Little Brown, 2008.
Honorable Mention for Picture Book
- Sheth, Kashmira. Monsoon Afternoon. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. New York: Peachtree, 2008.
Youth Literature Winner
- Ly, Many. Roots and Wings. New York: Delacorte, 2008.
Honorable Mention for Text in Youth Literature
- Hirahara, Naomi, 1001 Cranes. New York: Delacorte, 2008.
- Yoo, Paula. Good Enough. New York: Harper Collins, 2008.