Welcome to BGHB 2022

Welcome to the virtual 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards celebration!

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

Thanks as always to the Boston Globe and to Simmons University

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 2022 Virtual Schedule

Welcome week:

October 3: Welcome by Horn Book editor in chief, Elissa Gershowitz

October 4: Past BGHB winners list; My Favorite BGHB Winner; Considering the Criteria: Addressing Book Discussion Guidelines in the 21st Century

October 5: BGHB at 50 (from 2017); Thom’s Rules of Order: Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion; What Makes a Good Acceptance Speech?

October 6: Unlucky Arithmetic: Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader; and Confessions of an Award Committee Addict

October 7: BGHB crossword; BGHB trivia; Weekly Roundup


Fiction and Poetry week:

October 11: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book Rez Dogs
- judge introduction
- author Joseph Bruchac's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 12: Fiction and Poetry Honor Book Borders
- judge introduction
- illustrator Natasha Donovan's acceptance speech video for herself and author Thomas King
- the Horn Book's review
- Thomas King extras

October 13: Fiction and Poetry Winner All My Rage
- judge introduction
- Elissa Gershowitz's interview with author Sabaa Tahir
- the Horn Book's review

October 14: Weekly Roundup


Nonfiction week:

October 18: Nonfiction Honor Book The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found
- judge introduction
- author Dina Nayeri's acceptance speech video
- photographer Anna Bosch Miralpeix's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 19: Nonfiction Honor Book Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History
- judge introduction
- author Schele Williams's acceptance speech video
- illustrator Tonya Engel's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 20: Nonfiction Winner Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
- judge introduction
- Elissa Gershowitz's interview with author Brandy Colbert
- the Horn Book's review

October 21: Weekly Roundup


Picture Book week:

October 25: Picture Book Honor Book Moon Pops
- judge introduction
- author Heena Baek's acceptance speech video
- translator Jieun Kiaer's acceptance speech video
- the Horn Book's review

October 26: Picture Book Honor Book War
- judge introduction
- illustrator André Letria's acceptance speech video for himself and author José Jorge Letria
- the Horn Book's review

October 27: Picture Book Winner Ain't Burned All the Bright
judge introduction
- Elissa Gershwitz's interview with author Jason Reynolds and illustrator Jason Griffin
- the Horn Book's review
- Jason Reynolds extras

October 28: Weekly Roundup


Month wrap up:

October 31: Boston Globe books contributing editor Kate Tuttle's interview with this year's BGHB judges


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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