The Paper Menagerie
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu is a nominee for the 2012 Hugo short story and has won the Nebula award for short story. It packs quite a punch in its small amount of space. Liu deals with issues of loss, inter-generational misunderstanding and cultural and racial problems.
It is about an American son whose mother is a Chinese mail order bride. She makes him magical origami animals. As he grows older he disassociates from her and the animals. I enjoyed this one quite a great amount. I’ve always been a pushover for stories with tigers.
You can read it at this link on Suvudo.