Photos from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

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The 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book winners and honor books.

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Front row at the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

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2014 judges Claire Gross, Amy Pattee, and Nina Lindsay.

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Nonfiction Honor winner Steve Jenkins and Roger Sutton.

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Fiction Honor winner Gene Luen Yang and Roger Sutton.

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Picture book winner Peter Brown.

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Fiction winner Andrew Smith.

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Roger Sutton and (modest) Arthur Levine.

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Nonfiction honor winners Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson.

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HBAS keynote speaker Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

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Nonfiction winner Steve Sheinkin.

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HBAS author signing.

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HBAS breakout session.

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Nina Lindsay and Peter Brown.

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Gene Luen Yang and Christian Robinson.

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Patricia Hruby Powell and Steve Jenkins.

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Roger Sutton, Ginee Seo, and Arthur Levine.

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Arthur Levine and Jason Low.

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Cathie Mercier's closing remarks.

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Roger's closing remarks.


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Editorial: Self Service

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Horn Book Magazine – November/December 2014

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Review of Because They Marched

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