2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards acceptance speeches roundup

The 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards judges and winners. Back row, L-R: Judge Pauletta Bracy, Matthew Cordell, Nikki Grimes, Steve Sheinkin, Angie Thomas, Judge Sheila Geraty, Deborah Heiligman, Melissa Sweet, Sydney Smith, Chair Julie Roach, Richard Peck, Joanne Schwartz. Front: Ashley Bryan. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe.


All week we've been posting the moving and inspiring acceptance speeches from our 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners. We've collected all of the speeches below, along with reviews of the winning books and some extras (interviews! articles! previous speeches!) on the winners and their work. See the January/February 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine for the judges' remarks and additional photos; browse the new BGHB website for more on the awards' fifty-year history.

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Click on the tag BGHB17 for more resources on this year's winners.
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