Every year the Asian Pacific American Caucus of the American Library Association presents awards to books that promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage based on their literary and artistic merit.
The Making of Asian America was awarded the 2015 -2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Non-Fiction. This is what the committee had to say: “Dr. Erika Lee, University of Minnesota History Faculty & Immigration History Research Center Director, compiled an astounding 17-chapter single volume of research which falls on the 50th anniversary of the commemoration of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Lee’s significant centennial plus documentation includes and describes some of the most important annals of Asian American history in the areas of immigration, assimilation, civil rights as well as noteworthy contributions and strides made to the American landscape attributed to Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino Vietnamese, Cambodian, Sikh, Hindu and other Asian ancestry and heritage.”
See the official announcement and the list of other awardees here.