Welcome to BGHB 2021

Welcome to the virtual 2021 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards celebration!

The month-long event kicks off today with Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton's prerecorded opening remarks above.

Check back on the award's landing page each day in October for more about these award-winning books and follow us on:

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BGHB 2021 Virtual Schedule

Welcome week:

October 4: Welcome by Horn Book editor in chief, Roger Sutton

October 5: Past BGHB winners list; My Favorite BGHB Winner; Thom’s Rules of Order: Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion; Considering the Criteria: Addressing Book Discussion Guidelines in the 21st Century

October 6: BGHB at 50 (from 2017); What Makes a Good Acceptance Speech?

October 7: BGHB crossword; BGHB trivia; Unlucky Arithmetic: Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader; and Confessions of an Award Committee Addict

October 8: Weekly Roundup

 

Picture Book week:

October 12: Picture Book Honor Book I Am Every Good Thing
- chair Luann Toth's introduction
- author Derrick Barnes's acceptance speech video
- illustrator Gordon C. James's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James extras

October 13: Picture Book Honor Book Watercress
-chair Luann Toth's introduction
- author Andrea Wang's acceptance speech video
- illustrator Jason Chin's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Jason Chin extras

October 14: Picture Book Winner I Talk like a River
- chair Luann Toth's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author Jordan Scott and illustrator Sydney Smith
- the Horn Book's review
- Jordon Scott and Sydney Smith extras

October 15: Weekly Roundup

 

Nonfiction week:

October 19: Nonfiction Honor Book All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team
- judge Shoshana Flax's introduction
- author Christina Soontornvat's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Christina Soontornvat extras

October 20: Nonfiction Honor Book Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
- judge Shoshana Flax's introduction
- author Carole Boston Weatherford's acceptance speech video
- a remembrance of illustrator Floyd Cooper
- the Horn Book's review
- Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper extras

October 21: Nonfiction Winner From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement
- judge Shoshana Flax's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author Paula Yoo
- the Horn Book's review

October 22: Weekly Roundup

 

Fiction and Poetry week:

October 26: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book Fighting Words
- judge Nicholl Denice Montgomery's introduction
- author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Kimberly Brubaker Bradley extras

October 27: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book Punching the Air
-
judge Nicholl Denice Montgomery's introduction
- author Ibi Zoboi's acceptance speech video
- author Yusef Salaam's acceptance speech video
- illustrator Omar T. Pasha's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review
- Ibi Zoboi extras

October 28: Fiction and Poetry Winner A Sitting in St. james
-
judge Nicholl Denice Montgomery's introduction
- Roger Sutton's interview with author Rita Williams-Garcia
- the Horn Book's review
- Rita Williams-Garcia extras

October 29: Weekly Roundup and Month Wrap Up

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