Please join us the entire month of October 2020 as we celebrate, for the first time, the virtual Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards!

Every week we'll be posting judges remarks, video interviews with the winners, acceptance speeches by the honorees, archival material, and more!

Check back here each day in October for more about these award-winning books and follow us on Twitter: @HornBook; Facebook: TheHornBook; Instagram: @thehornbook; #BGHB20.

BGHB 2020 Virtual Schedule

Welcome week:

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

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: Weekly Roundup

October 30: Month Wrap Up

 

 

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