Children's literature center hosts Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Once again the Simmons Center for the Study of Children's Literature is set to host the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards ceremony, one of Boston's Top 100 annual events. The awards, which were announced in June, are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. The winners are selected in three categories: fiction, nonfiction and picture book, along with two Honor Books in each category.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. and will include speeches from the honorees and an author book signing session.
In addition to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Simmons is hosting the day-long Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium on October 1, which will bring together librarians, educators, and children's literature professionals who will examine the winning books from a uniquely Simmons perspective.
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Associate Professor Amy Pattee and Assistant Professor Melanie Kimball are scheduled to present, along with Associate Professor Kelly Hager, chair of the Department of English and Megan Lambert, English instructor. For the full colloquium program, visit The Horn Book website.
The Horn Book, founded by alumna Bertha Mahony Miller 1904, is the nation's oldest and most distinguished journals in children's and young adult literature.