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And the winner is…                           can	be	found	on	our	website	at	
 	
The	2009	Boston Globe–Horn Book              www.hbook.com/bghb/default.asp.	
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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