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Register for the 2023 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Virtual Celebration!

NEW: Register for the 2023 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Virtual Celebration! Join us LIVE online Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:00pm Eastern for our first-ever, virtual, free Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration! The 2023 BGHB winners — Angeline Boulley, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Jack Wong — will read their acceptance speeches,...

Presenting the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book Editor in Chief Elissa Gershowitz announced the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2023 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED  Prestigious Program Honors...

Reviews of the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Picture Book Winner When You Can Swim by Jack Wong; illus. by the author Primary    Orchard/Scholastic    48 pp. 5/23    9781338830965    $18.99 e-book ed.  9781338830989    $18.99 With poetic text and gorgeous, inclusive illustrations, Wong invites readers to learn how to swim — to conquer fear of the water, and also to...

Reviews of the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award Winner and Honor Books

Fiction and Poetry Winner Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley High School    Holt    400 pp. 5/23    9781250766588    $19.99 e-book ed.  9781250766595    $11.99 Boulley returns to Sugar Island, Michigan, in 2014, ten years after the events of the multi-award-winning Firekeeper’s Daughter (rev. 5/21). This novel’s protagonist is Daunis’s sixteen-year-old niece, Perry...

Reviews of the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and Honor Books

Nonfiction Winner Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka; illus. by the author Middle School, High School    Graphix/Scholastic    240 pp. 4/23    978133856328    $24.99 Paper ed.  9781338356311    $14.99 e-book ed.  9781338747621    $14.99 This follow-up graphic memoir to Hey, Kiddo (rev. 9/18) is aesthetically similar to its predecessor but altogether different in subject and...

Ain't Burned All the Bright: Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin's 2022 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Jason Reynolds. (Photo courtesy of Jason Reynolds.) REYNOLDS: First, I just want to take a moment to thank the Horn Book, not only as the bestower of this award but also as a relentless and consistent space exploring and celebrating children’s literature. I’m not sure that enough light is given...

War: André Letria's 2022 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

Hello, my name is André Letria, illustrator and publisher of the original Portuguese edition of the book War. I want to thank the Boston Globe and the Horn Book for this distinction. I also thank you on behalf of my father, José Jorge Letria, who is the author of the...

Moon Pops: Jieun Kiaer's 2022 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

It’s my great honor to receive a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Picture Book. 달샤베트, or Moon Pops, is such a lovely story, one I feel a deep privilege to have served. A work of translation isn’t just a matter of changing words and languages, it requires almost making...

Moon Pops: Heena Baek's 2022 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

Moon Pops means a lot to me. It was my second published picture book. After my first book, I couldn’t publish another one for a long time. So it took me a lot of courage to start writing again. After Moon Pops I could write books consistently, and almost twenty...
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