Award of the Week – The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award


The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award is presented each year to winners in each of three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Each winning title must be published in the United States and is chosen by a panel of three judges appointed annually by the editor of the Horn Book. Below are this year’s winners.






Winner – Picture Book
Freedom Over Me
By: Ashley Bryan

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Ages 6-10

Winner – Fiction and Poetry Award
The Hate U Give
By: Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Ages 14 and up

Winner – Nonfiction
Vincent and Theo
By: Deborah Heiligman

The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent Van Gogh. Ages 13 and up


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