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BGHB17 and HBAS17: Resistance slideshow

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, and like Steve Sheinkin said to Ashley Bryan at the start of Steve’s Honor Award acceptance speech: “That’s a hard act to follow, Ashley!” For the first time in recent history, every winner and honoree was in attendance, both at Friday night’s awards ceremony and Saturday’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: “Resistance: Children’s Books in Troubled Times.” We were so inspired, enlightened, challenged, and motivated by the passion of the authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, librarians, teachers, parents, booksellers, students, and others. Here are some of the weekend’s highlights in pictures. You can also read our Twitter timelines from the awards ceremony and the colloquium and find extras by and about this year’s winners. For more articles in our Boston Globe–Horn Book at 50 series click here and visit our dedicated BGHB website.

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The 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winning books. Photo: Elissa Gershowitz
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Celebrating 50 years of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. Photo: Russell Perry
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"Each winner gets an engraved shiny silver bowl suitable for candy, mail, or Chex mix; the honor recipients each get an engraved silver plate suitable for calling cards or loose change." —Roger Sutton
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The winners of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards with the awards committee. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton and Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature Cathie Mercier. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Fiction & Poetry honorees Richard Peck (for The Best Man) and Nikki Grimes (for One Last Word), with BGHB Judge Pauletta Bracy and Dial Books President and Publisher Lauri Hornik. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Nonfiction honoree Melissa Sweet (for Some Writer!) and Picture Book honoree Matthew Cordell (for Wolf in the Snow). Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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The Horn Book's Al Berman and Julie Roach, 2017 BGHB Committee Chair. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas, winner of the Award for Fiction & Poetry, with Julia Thomas (her mom!), and BGHB Judge Pauletta Bracy. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Fiction & Poetry Award winner Angie Thomas meets Picture Book Award winner (and legend!) Ashley Bryan. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Caitlyn Dlouhy, Ashley Bryan, Sue Houchins (Roger's teacher!), Richard Asch (Roger's husband!), and Paul Makishima. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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[L-R] Richard Peck, Nikki Grimes, Deborah Heiligman, Melissa Sweet, Steve Sheinkin, Joanne Schwartz, Sydney Smith, Matthew Cordell, and Caitlyn Dlouhy. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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The Boston Globe's Paul Makishima welcomes winners and guests to the ceremony. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Chair Julie Roach, Judge Sheila Geraty, Judge Pauletta Bracy, and Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton listen raptly to Paul Makishima's opening remarks. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Roger Sutton with Matthew Cordell. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Picture Book honoree Joanne Schwartz, author of Town Is by the Sea. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Picture Book honoree Sydney Smith, illustrator of Town Is by the Sea. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Ashley Bryan, Picture Book Award winner for Freedom Over Me, with Roger Sutton. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Ashley Bryan recites poetry by Langston Hughes in his Picture Book Award acceptance speech for Freedom Over Me. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Slide 20
Nonfiction Award winner for Vincent and Theo, Deborah Heiligman. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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(VERY TALL) Roger Sutton and (very petite) Nonfiction honoree Melissa Sweet's onstage hug. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Judge Pauletta Bracy introduces the Fiction & Poetry category. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Nikki Grimes accepts her Honor Award for One Last Word in the Fiction & Poetry category. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Fiction & Poetry honoree Richard Peck, The Best Man. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Fiction & Poetry Award winner Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Illustrator Sydney Smith and author Joanne Schwartz, Picture Book honorees for Town Is by the Sea. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Matthew Cordell, Picture Book honoree. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Nonfiction honoree for Some Writer!, Melissa Sweet. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Steve Sheinkin, Nonfiction honoree for Undefeated. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Nonfiction Award winner Deborah Heiligman signs Vincent and Theo. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Librarian and former Horn Book Editor Claire Gross meets Fiction Award winner Angie Thomas. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
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Fiction & Poetry honoree Nikki Grimes is photo-ready. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Slide 33
Horn Book at Simmons: "Publishing and Politics," moderated by Cathie Mercier. Donna Bray (VP and Co-Publisher, Balzer + Bray); Lauri Hornik (President and Publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers); and Caitlyn Dlouhy, (VP and Editorial Director, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books). Photo: Lolly Robinson
Slide 34
"Some Artist Meets Her Heroes": BGHB Judge Sheila Geraty talks with Melissa Sweet. Photo: Cindy Ritter
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An apt quote from E. B. White. Photo: Cindy Ritter
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"Revolutions: History and Young Readers" with Nonfiction honoree Steve Sheinkin and Nonfiction Award winner Deborah Heiligman. Photo: Cindy Ritter
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Four-time BGHB recipient for Nonfiction Steve Sheinkin. Photo: Russell Perry
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Four fantastic lunchtime breakout sessions: which one to choose? Photo: Elissa Gershowitz
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"The Brush as Mighty as the Pen: Making Pictures" with Matthew Cordell and the Town Is by the Sea team, Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith; moderator Julie Roach. Photo: Cindy Ritter
Slide 40
"The Lion and the Cub": Roger Sutton moderates a discussion with Fiction & Poetry winner Angie Thomas and honoree Richard Peck. Photo: Elissa Gershowitz
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