From the Editor - June 2023

In case you missed it, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were announced yesterday; yes, we secretly knew, when we asked Scholastic if we could do a Five Questions interview with Jack Wong for this issue of Notes, that he had won the Picture Book Award for When You Can Swim, but they didn’t! Thanks again to this year’s BGHB judges, Erica Marks, chair; Martha V. Parravano; and Roger Sutton. Roger and Erica will be at ALA this weekend, so please congratulate them for a job well done. Visit the Horn Book’s booth #2415 to say hi, pick up your free copies of the Magazine, and watch my Fast Five Questions interview with authors Ellen Oh and Minh Lê about their work with We Need Diverse Books, on Sunday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m.

From the June 2023 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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