Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards Non-Fiction

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.

Since 1967, The Boston Globe and The Horn Book, Inc., have co-sponsored the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for excellence in literature for children and young adults. The Non-Fiction Award was established in 1976. We list award winners since 1990.

See the other Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners.

2019

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

2018

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña

2017

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Deborah Heiligman

2016

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Steve Sheinkin

2015

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and 
the Fall of Imperial Russia Candace Fleming

2014

The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny and the fight for civil rights by Steve Sheinkin

2013

Electric Ben: the amazing life and times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd

2012

Chuck Close: face bookCover: Chuck Close Face Book Chuck Close

2011

The notorious Benedict Arnold: a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery Steve Sheinkin

2010

Marching for freedom: walk together, children, and don’t you grow weary Elizabeth Partridge

2009

The Lincolns: a scrapbook look at Abraham and Mary Candace Fleming

2008

The wallCover: The Wall Peter Sís

2007

The strongest man in the world: Louis Cyr written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon

2006

If you decide to go to the Moon Faith McNulty; illustrated by Steven Kellogg

2005

The race to save the Lord God bird Phillip Hoose

2004

An American plague: the true and terrifying story of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 Jim Murphy

2003

Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. HarveyCover: Fireboat Maira Kalman

2002

This land was made for you and me: the life and songs of Woody Guthrie Elizabeth Partridge

2001

The Longitude Prize Joan Dash; illustrated by Dusan Petricic

2000

Sir Walter Ralegh and the quest for El Dorado Marc Aronson

1999

The top of the world: climbing Mount Everest Steve Jenkins

1998

Leon’s story Leon Walter Tillage

1997

A drop of water: a book of science and wonder Walter Wick

1996

Orphan train rider: one boy’s true story Andrea Warren

1995

Abigail Adams: witness to a revolution Natalie S. Bober

1994

Eleanor Roosevelt: a life of discovery Russell Freedman

1993

Sojourner truth: ain’t I a woman? Patricia C. and Frederick McKissack

1992

Talking with artists Pat Cummings

1991

Appalachia: the voices of sleeping birds Cynthia Rylant

1990

The great little Madison Jean Fritz

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