BGHB 2021: Unspeakable

Nonfiction week continues in our month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.


Today, judge Shoshana Flax introduces the 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Book Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre:


The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Award for Nonfiction is presented to author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper for Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre published by Carolrhoda Books, an imprint of Lerner.

Here is Carole accepting her silver plate via video:


And here she is briefly paying tribute to Floyd via video:


Here is Floyd speaking about the book a few months before he passed away, courtesy of publisher Lerner:


And finally, here Carole remembers Floyd in conversation with 2021 BGHB judge Nicholl Denice Montgomery, a lecturer in the children’s literature department at Simmons University.


Read the Horn Book's review of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre here, peruse extra content by and about Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper here, and learn more about the awards here.

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