The Paper Menagerie
by Ken Liu
“The Paper Menagerie” is a science fiction which tells a story between a Chinese mother and her American-born son. The mother was a mail-order bribe from Hong Kong. As the son grows up, he becomes conscious of the prejudices of neighbors and classmates directed against his mother and himself, and he comes to resent his mother for tagging him as alien. But when his mother passed away, a collection of origami animals made by his mother when he was a child come to life and give him a message.
The fiction won not only the World Fantasy Award but also the Hugo and Nebula prizes in November, 2012.