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Seeing Ourselves: Listen to the Kids

Christina Soontornvat on a school visit. Photo courtesy of Christina Soontornvat. When I do school visits, I always show a slide filled with covers of diverse fantasy and sci-fi. I love the reaction from the kids — they point and gasp and whisper to their friends about which ones they...

Review of The Tryout

The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat; illus. by Joanna Cacao; color by Amanda Lafrenais Middle School    Graphix/Scholastic    272 pp.    g 11/22    978-1-338-74130-8    $24.99 Paper ed.  978-1-338-74126-1    $12.99 Soontornvat shares an intimate glimpse into her youth in this coming-of-age graphic memoir. As one of the only Asian American students...

Review of The Last Mapmaker

The Last Mapmaker by Christina SoontornvatIntermediate, Middle School    Candlewick    368 pp.    g4/22    978-1-5362-0495-7    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-5362-2466-5    $17.99Following Newbery honoree A Wish in the Dark (rev. 5/20), this is another middle-grade fantasy from acclaimed author Soontornvat. Sai comes from the humblest of humble beginnings but manages to fake it as assistant...

The 2022 Robin Smith Picture Book Prize

This is the fifth annual Robin Smith Picture Book Prize. My wife, Robin — teacher, writer, conference speaker, children’s book committee regular, and co-founder of Calling Caldecott — died of cancer in 2017. I am heartened that this prize in her honor represents so much of Robin’s spirit. The five...

All Thirteen: Christina Soontornvat's 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

Thank you so much to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards committee for selecting All Thirteen for this honor and for recognizing my work in telling the story of the Tham Luang cave rescue. When I first began working on this book, I felt a bit like the divers entering the...

BGHB 2021: All Thirteen

Welcome to Nonfiction week in our month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.   Today, judge Shoshana Flax introduces the 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Book All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team:   The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Award for Nonfiction is presented...


As a picture book author, whenever I write a new manuscript, I always fret about ensuring that my words leave room for an artist’s interpretation. Mượn Thị Văn’s words in Wishes are so powerful — yet incredibly spare (75 words in total). I can only wonder how Victo Ngai felt when she read them for the...

Presenting the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

  On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2021 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Prestigious Program...

A Note from Me (May 14, 2021)

Dear friends: Jason Reynolds’s Zena Sutherland Lecture was a smashing success last Friday. As far as I could see, he spoke without a text or even notes, moving brilliantly and seamlessly from stories about his recently deceased father to just what those stories meant in terms of bringing him and...

Review of The Ramble Shamble Children

The Ramble Shamble Children by Christina Soontornvat; illus. by Lauren Castillo Preschool, Primary    Paulsen/Penguin    32 pp.    g 3/21    978-0-399-17632-6    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-399-54582-5    $10.99 “Down the mountain, across the creek, past the last curve in the road, five children lived together in a ramble shamble house.” From this first welcoming...

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