Astound HeARTIST Khoa Le Wins Big!


This month we are delighted to announce that ‘Sugar in Milk’ has won the Ohioana Book Award for Best Juvenile Literature!

Written by the best-selling author Thrity Umrigar and illustrated by talented Astound artist Khoa Le, the picture book captures the sense of hope and perseverance underpinning the immigrant experience. 

Through a mix of ancient myths with modern-day experiences of immigration, Khoa Le and Thrity Umrigar have created a stunning and memorable book for generations to come.

A huge thanks to the Ohioana Book Award and its judges for this recognition. This year’s award falls on the 80th birthday of the Ohioana Book Award and at Astound we couldn’t be more grateful to be part of its great legacy.

‘Sugar in Milk’ is published by Running Press Kids, Hachette Book Group and is available for purchase here.