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Children’s Literature Professor Helps Select Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners

Book covers from the 2024 Horn Book winners: Do You Remember, Remember Us, The Mona Lisa Vanishes, and Kin
Book covers of the 2024 Horn Book Award winners

Established in 1967, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards “recognize and reward excellence in literature for children and young adults.” As the School Library Journal reported, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Children’s Literature Cathryn Mercier chaired a group of judges who determined the 2024 awardees. This year’s winners include Do You Remember?, a picture book by Sydney Smith (Neal Porter Books, 2023); Remember Us, a fiction book by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2023); The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity, a nonfiction book by Nicholas Day (Penguin Random House, 2023);  and Kin: Rooted in Hope, a poetry book by Carole Boston Weatherford (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2023).

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