2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced

The Patchwork Bike, This Promise of Change, and The Season of Styx Malone earned this year's awards, Horn Book editor-in-chief Roger Sutton announced at SLJ's Day of Dialog.


Horn Book editor-in-chief Roger Sutton announced the winners of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards at SLJ's Day of Dialog at the New York School of Medicine today.

The picture book winner was The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke, illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd.

The picture book honor titles were Dreamers written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales and We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frane Lessac.

The fiction and poetry winner was The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon.

The two honor books were Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and On the Come Up by Angie Thomas.

The nonfiction winner was This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy.

The nonfiction honor titles were Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin. 

First awarded in 1967, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards honor excellence in literature for children and young adults.

Read the full press release below.


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