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When You Can Swim: Jack Wong's 2023 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Thank you to the Horn Book, the Boston Globe, and the awards selection committee for this tremendous honor. I didn’t set out to write a book about swimming. Its seeds were planted over a particular period of time — namely, the spring and summer of 2020 — when everything around...

On the Cover

Every year, when the days start to lengthen and patches of sun and shadow play tug-of-war over the freeze-thawing earth, I look for the telltale green shoots of the season’s first crocuses. A similar moment appears at the beginning of my next picture book, All That Grows (Groundwood, March 2024),...

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