Angela Joy

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Choosing Brave: Angela Joy's 2023 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

I am thrilled today to accept a 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Award for Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement. I am truly appreciative of this lovely award. A few weeks ago, I was asked to record a simple anecdote of hope...

Seeing Ourselves: All Books for All

My hope for the future of diverse children’s literature is that one day, the segregating qualifiers will fall away for good. When my daughter was eight, I remember the two of us combing the library stacks, searching for an appropriate middle-grade book. At some point, a sympathetic librarian asked if...

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