2021 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards

The winners of the 2021 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards have been announced. The awards cover three categories and offer honor books in each category as well. Here are the winners and the honor books for 2021:

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith

FICTION AND POETRY AWARD WINNER

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia

NONFICTION AWARD WINNER

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo

PICTURE BOOK HONOR BOOKS

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Watercress by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

FICTION AND POETRY HONOR BOOKS

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

NONFICTION HONOR BOOKS

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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