Welcome to BGHB 2020

Wecome to the first-ever virtual Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards celebration!

The month-long event kicks off today with Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton's prerecorded opening remarks above.

Check back on the award's landing page each day in October for more about these award-winning books and follow us on:

Twitter: @HornBook
Facebook: TheHornBook
Instagram: @thehornbook


BGHB 2020 Virtual Schedule

Welcome week:

October 5: Welcome by Horn Book editor in chief, Roger Sutton

October 6: My Favorite BGHB Winner

October 7: BGHB at 50 (from 2017)

October 8: BGHB crossword, BGHB trivia, Thom’s Rules of Order: Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion, Considering the Criteria: Addressing Book Discussion Guidelines in the 21st Century, What Makes a Good Acceptance Speech?, Confessions of an Award Committee Addict, and Unlucky Arithmetic: Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader

October 9: Weekly Roundup


Fiction and Poetry week:

October 12: Holiday

October 13: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book Clap When You Land
- judge Sujei Lugo's introduction
- author Elizabeth Acevedo's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Elizabeth Acevedo extras

October 14: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book When You Trap a Tiger
- judge Leo Landry's introduction
- author Tae Keller's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Tae Keller extras

October 15: Fiction and Poetry Winner King and the Dragonflies
- chair Julie Danielson's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author Kacen Callender
- the Horn Book's review
- Kacen Callender extras

October 16: Weekly Roundup


Nonfiction week:

October 19: Field Notes: Teaching Infinite Hope by Dean Schneider (from the September/October Horn Book Magazine)

October 20: Nonfiction Honor Book Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir
- chair Julie Danielson's introduction
- author Nikki Grimes's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Nikki Grimes extras

October 21: Nonfiction Honor Book It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
- judge Leo Landry's introduction
- author Kyo Maclear's acceptance speech video
- illustrator Julie Morstad's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 22: Nonfiction Winner Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
- judge Sujei Lugo's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author Ashley Bryan
- the Horn Book's review
- Ashley Bryan extras

October 23: Weekly Roundup


Picture Book week:
October 26: Picture Book Honor Book Birdsong
- judge Sujei Lugo's introduction
- author/illustrator Julie Flett's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 27: Picture Book Honor Book Pokko and the Drum
chair Julie Danielson's introduction
- author/illustrator Matthew Forsythe's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 28: Picture Book Winner Saturday
judge Leo Landry's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author/illustrator Oge Mora
- the Horn Book's review
- Oge Mora extras

October 29 + 30: Weekly Roundup + Month Wrap Up

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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