Picture Book Winner
- Schoettler, Joan. Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth, illustrated by Jessica Lanan, Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 2012.
Picture Book Honor
- O’Brien Sibley, Anne. A Path of Stars. Charlesbridge, 2012.
Children’s Literature Winner
- Kang, Hildi. Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan. Terre Haute, IN: Tanglewood Publishing. 2012.
Children’s Literature Honor
- Johnson, Kikuo. Shark King. New York: Toon Books, 2012.
Young Adult Literature Winner
- Kashyap, Keshni. Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Young Adult Literature Honor
- Inzana, Ryan. Ichiro. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Adult Fiction Winner
- Lee, Don. The Collective. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.
Adult Fiction Honor
- Lee, Krys. Drifting House. New York: Viking Penguin, 2012.
Adult Non-Fiction Winner
- Baldoz, Rick. Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1989-1946. New York: New York University Press, 2012.
Adult Non-Fiction Honor
- Gold, Martin B. Forbidden Citizens. Alexandria, VA: The Capitol.Net. 2012.