Prairie Lotus by
Publication Date: 2020
2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature Honor
(Historical Fiction) Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams of getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America's heartland, in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople's prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story.