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BGHB @ ALA 2024

One of the best parts of this year's ALA Annual conference in San Diego was handing out Boston Globe–Horn Book Award stickers with 2023–2024 committee member Rodney Fierce -- and texting about it afterward with Katrina Hedeen Eftekhari and chair Cathie Mercier. See the slide show below; and read more about this year's...

2024 CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Christopher Paul Curtis

I am the father of three very young children: Ayaan, now thirteen, Ebyaan, now twelve, and my ten-year-old son, Libaan. The differences in our ages are such that strangers frequently approach me and tell me how sweet and well behaved my grandchildren are. This is not the sort of thing...

2024 Children's Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Thank you to ALA and ALSC. I was surprised and thrilled to receive the news of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from Caroline Ward and the committee. Thank you for choosing me. It’s such a lovely salute to my work. My children are here with their spouses and loved ones,...

2024 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Dare Coulter

I just want to start by saying the real award for me is to be honored by all of you. To be in a room full of people who have fought the fight and have done the work that ­embodies what the Coretta Scott King Book Awards represent is humbling....

2024 CSK Author Award Acceptance by Ibi Zoboi

I have been writing and telling stories my entire adult life. My first love was journalism — what I consider to be ­truth-telling. Then I fell in love with spoken word poetry — what I consider to be testifying. The need to tell the truth and to testify has always...

2024 Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Vashti Harrison

“Did you know you’re the first Black woman to win the Caldecott Medal?” The morning of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards, my agent, Carrie Hannigan, called to ask me this. We had spoken the night before to celebrate, so this call felt more like a briefing. She was...

2024 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Dave Eggers

My journey to you today started in first grade, when my teacher Mrs. Wright, an impossibly kind woman with round-framed glasses and a short brown bob, told us one day that we were going to write our own books. I was seven years old. This made no sense at all,...

Presenting the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

On Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book Editor in Chief Elissa Gershowitz announced the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2024 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Prestigious Program Honors...

Reviews of the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Picture Book Winner Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 10/23    9780823442621    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780823450237    $11.99 A mother and child lie in bed, sharing memories in the dark. Changes in font color and placement guide readers in knowing who is speaking...
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