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Ashley Bryan

About Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan is the winner of the 2012 Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2009 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Freedom Over Me: Ashley Bryan’s 2017 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Editor’s note: Rather than writing formal speeches, Ashley Bryan speaks to what moves him at the moment in connection with an event. At the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, he led us in animated and memorable recitations of several of Langston Hughes’s poems as part of his acceptance speech. We are pleased to print this transcription […]