‘Ain’t Burned All the Bright’ by Jason Reynolds, ‘All My Rage’ by Sabaa Tahir Win 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

On the 150th anniversary of the Awards, a winner and two honor books were selected in each of three categories, picture books, fiction and poetry, and nonfiction, the Horn Book announced today.

The Horn Book has announced the winners of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards.

On the 150th anniversary of the Awards, a winner and two honor books were selected in each of three categories.

The 2022 winners of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are:

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER:
Ain’t Burned All the Bright written by Jason Reynolds; illustrated by Jason Griffin (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

FICTION AND POETRY AWARD WINNER:
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill/Penguin Random House)

NONFICTION AWARD WINNER:
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publishers)

PICTURE BOOK HONOR BOOKS:

  • Moon Pops by Heena Baek; translated by Jieun Kiaer (Owlkids Books)
  • War by José Jorge Letria; illustrated by André Letria; translated by Elisa Amado (Aldana Libros/Greystone Kids)

FICTION AND POETRY HONOR BOOKS:

  • Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House)
  • Borders by Thomas King; illustrated by Natasha Donovan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

NONFICTION HONOR BOOKS:

  • The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found by Dina Nayeri; photographs by Anna Bosch Miralpeix (Candlewick Press)
  • Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History by Schele Williams; illustrated by Tonya Engel (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

First presented in 1967, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s and young adult literature.

The Boston Globe Horn Book Awards logoThe 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards judges are: chair Vicky Smith, Access Services Director, Portland (ME) Public Library; Sujin BE Huggins, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Dominican University, River Forest, IL; and Maura O’Toole, School Librarian, Boston, MA.

“This year marks the Boston Globe’s 150th anniversary, and we are once again proud to partner with the Horn Book to award this prestigious honor and celebrate the authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature,” said Linda Henry, CEO of Boston Globe Media “Each of the award winners and honorees is inspiring the imaginations of countless young readers. We are grateful to each of them for the contributions they’ve made to the literary community.”

“Young people today are living through history,” said Elissa Gershowitz, Acting Editor in Chief, The Horn Book. “This selection of winners and honorees so beautifully captures this shared moment and the extraordinary issues young people face. At a time of increased book bans and challenges, it’s vital for readers to have access to thought-provoking, mind-expanding, worldview-questioning titles such as these.”

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