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Mini Grey’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Acceptance

By Mini Grey It’s wonderful to be in Boston to accept this award. Thank you to the Horn Book and the Boston Globe, and to the judging panel and to my fabulous publishing teams at Knopf in the U.S. and Random House in the U.K., and to all the dedicated fans of picture books in […]

The Schwa Was Here: Neal Shusterman’s 2005 BGHB Fiction Award Speech

I’m thrilled and honored to be the recipient of this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award for The Schwa Was Here. It’s fitting to me that this ceremony takes place in Boston, because Boston is where my career started — with Little, Brown, when their offices were on Beacon Hill. I took a walk down […]

Liftoff: When Books Leave the Page

This article is adapted from a paper delivered at the annual conference of the Children’s Literature Association in Winnipeg, Canada, on June 9, 2005. Jean Gralley’s accompanying digital animation, “Books Unbound,” is available on her website. It has been said that if Gutenberg came back today, there’s little he would recognize. Our mass transport, mass […]

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird: Phillip Hoose’s 2005 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

I’d like to tell you how and why I came to choose the Ivory-billed Woodpecker as the subject for a work of nonfiction. I did it to unite my two careers with one project: I am both an author and a conservationist (next week I will begin my twenty-ninth year as a staff member of […]