From the Editor - October 2019

We are celebrating the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, which were presented in a ceremony at Simmons University on October 4th. It was great fun, with two unprompted standing ovations (plus a third I accidentally set off); a group sing-along video "Happy Birthday to You" for award chair Monica Edinger, who was prevented by illness from attending; some terrific acceptance speeches; and camaraderie all around.

The judges and winners' remarks will be published in the January/February Horn Book Magazine, but there are photographs and reports from the event online right now. You can look also forward to the debut of the new Horn Book at Simmons podcast — wherein Cathie Mercier and I interview several of the winners about their books — later this month.

From the October 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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