2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced

The 2016 Boston Globe – Horn Book Award winners were announced Thursday, June 2 . A prestigious honor in the worlds of KidLit and Young Adult Literature, these awards are chosen annually by an independent panel of three judges picked by Horn Book Magazine Editor-in-Chief Roger Sutton. The awards, which were first given in 1967, honor and recognize excellence in writing for children and young adults.  The Horn Book Magazine was created in 1924 to celebrate the best in children’s literature.

One winner and two honor books were named in the following categories:

Non-Fiction

Honor Books

SymphonyCityDeadSymphony for the City of the Dead: Dimitri Shostokovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson.


voice of freedom by carole boston weatherford
Voice of Freedom: Fanny Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carol Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

 

 

Winner

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin.

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Honor Books


The Hired GirlThe Hired Girl
by Laura Amy Schlitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodbye StrangerGoodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner

The Lie TreeThe Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Books

Honor Books

One Day, The EndOne day, The End. : Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories

 

 

 

 

 

Thunder Boy JR Sherman Alexie Yuyi MoralesThunder Boy Jr By Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Illustrated by Fred Koehler

 

 

 

 

 

Winner

Jazz Day book by Roxane OrgillJazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photographby Roxanne Orgill. Illustrated by Francis Vallejo.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch a video of the announcement below:

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