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June 01, 2017

Tooting The Horn Book’s Horn (and JLG’s too)

Written by Deborah B. Ford

bghb_50_poster_300wYesterday marked the beginning of the award season for 2017 titles. The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners were announced at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog in NYC. This award was first presented in 1967. A winner and two honor books were selected for each of the three categories: Nonfiction, Picture Book, and Fiction and Poetry. And the winners are…

Look for our coverage both in The Horn Book Magazine and on hbook.com, and the special fiftieth-anniversary Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony at Simmons College in Boston, MA on October 6, 2017, with The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium to follow on October 7.

Read the complete announcement here.  Be sure to check out the downloadable anniversary poster, interviews, and speeches.  Congratulations to all the winners.

NONFICTION AWARD WINNER:
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (Godwin Books/Henry Holt/Macmillan)

NONFICTION HONOR BOOKS:
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan) (Sold Out, but available as an audiobook)

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

PICTURE BOOK HONOR BOOKS:
Wolf in the Snow written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)

Town Is by the Sea written by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

FICTION AND POETRY AWARD WINNER:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

FICTION AND POETRY HONOR BOOKS:
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance written by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by various artists (Bloomsbury Publishing)

The Best Man by Richard Peck (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers/Penguin Random House)

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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