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Kadir Nelson, We Are the Ship

Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance for We Are the Ship By Kadir Nelson It is such a thrill to be here in Chicago with you. This distinguished group of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and book lovers revere books for young people so passionately that every year you gather to celebrate your favorites with this early-morning […]

The Arrival: Author/Illustrator Shaun Tan’s 2008 BGHB Special Citation Speech

by Shaun Tan What a fantastic honor to have won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and to be in such good company: not only of book creators whose work I love and have been inspired by, but also of avid librarians, readers, editors, teachers, and all those other good book people. One of my early […]

>Steve Jenkins says Just Say Know

>Steve Jenkins gave a great speech yesterday morning here at the Red Clover conference connecting his own (and children’s) interest in scale, the large scale and numbers involved in contemporary science, and the refusal of a large part of the public to believe in the scientific evidence regarding, among other issues, evolution. I’m hoping he […]

>How many do YOU bring?

>I will be out of the office the rest of this week, giving a speech in Vermont and then taking a few days to enjoy the Green Mountain State ( a visit to Beau Ties, I hope, and any recommendations for food and ice cream would be much appreciated). And I’m bringing a prodigious number […]

>Son of a Preacher Man

>I’m spending Richard Peck’s summer vacation editing his Sutherland Lecture for publication in the November HB. It’s a great speech–Peck has always been among the best of our writer-speakers–and his epigrammatic style can be pure poetry. I’m working directly from the speech manuscript, and I’ve never seen one quite like it, with the paragraphs carefully […]

Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack’s 1993 BGHB NF speech for “Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?”

FRED: It is with great pride and an equal measure of humility that we accept the 1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for nonfic­tion, for Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? PAT: There are more people to thank than time will permit, but we’d like to acknowledge a few people. FRED: First, we’d like to thank […]