BGHB 2020: Pokko and the Drum

Picture Book week continues in our first-ever, month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.


Today, chair Julie Danielson introduces the 2020 BGHB Picture Book Honor Book Pokko and the Drum:


The 2020 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Award for Picture Book is presented to Matthew Forsythe for Pokko and the Drum published by Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Books.

Here is Matthew accepting his silver plate via video:


Read the Horn Book's review of Pokko and the Drum here and learn more about the awards here.

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