2021 BGHB Fiction and Poetry Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on June 23rd, 2021. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here.

Read reviews of all of the 2021 Fiction and Poetry winners here; see below for more web extras about them.



The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award winner is A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia (Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins).



Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) received a BGHB Fiction and Poetry Honor.


Punching the Air written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam; illustrated by Omar T. Pasha (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) received a BGHB Fiction and Poetry Honor.


Click here for a list of past BGHB winners and honorees. For book reviews, acceptance speeches, and more, click on the tags Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards or BGHB21.

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