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And the winner is…                           can	be	found	on	our	website	at	
The	2009	Boston Globe–Horn Book    	
Awards,	celebrated	in	this	issue,	were	      roger	sutton
given	at	the	Boston	Athenæum	on	
October	2nd	of	last	year.	A	good	time	         	
                                             The	winner	of	the	2010	National Book
was	had	by	all,	I	hope—and	now	we	           Award	is	Claudette Colvin: Twice To-
begin	again.                                 ward Justice	(Kroupa/Farrar)	by	Phillip	
   Established	in	1967,	the	BGHB	            Hoose,	reviewed	by	The Horn Book	as	
Awards	observe	one	criterion:	“excel-        a	“compelling	narrative	that	balances	
lence	in	literature	for	children	and	        the	momentous	events	of	the	civil	
young	adults.”	The	judges	select	a	          rights	movement	with	the	personal	
winner	and	up	to	two	honor	books	in	         crises	of	a	courageous	young	woman.”	
the	categories	of	fiction	and	poetry,	         	          	
                                             The	other	finalists	were	Charles and
nonfiction,	and	picture	books	from	          Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith	
children’s	and	young	adult	books	            (Holt)	by	Deborah	Heiligman;	
published	in	the	United	States	during	       Stitches	(Norton)	by	David	Small;	Lips
the	period	of	June	1st	to	May	31st	of	       Touch: Three Times	(Levine/Scholastic)	
the	following	year.	(The	rather	pecu-        by	Laini	Taylor,	illustrated	by	Jim	Di	
liar	calendar	was	originally	chosen	in	      Bartolo;	and	Jumped	(HarperTeen)	by	
order	to	reflect	the	traditional	publish-    Rita	Williams-Garcia.	
ing	year	of	fall	through	spring.)	The	
winners	each	receive	a	modest	check	
and	engraved	bowl;	honor	recipients	         Books by our friends
receive	an	engraved	plate.                   Former	Horn Book	editor	Anita Silvey	
   This	year’s	judges	are	Julie	Just,	the	   surveyed	a	catholic	miscellany	of	
children’s	book	editor	of	the	New York       people	for	Everything I Need to Know
Times;	novelist	and	critic	Gregory	          I Learned from a Children’s Book: Life
Maguire;	and,	serving	as	c
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