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Clarke’s ‘The Patchwork Bike’ wins US picture book award

The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, illus by Van T Rudd, Lothian) has won the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award in the picture book category.

A winner and two honour books were selected in each of the three categories, which also include fiction and poetry, and nonfiction. The award is open to books written or illustrated by citizens of any country but must have been published in the US between June 2018 and May 2019.

The awards, established in 1967, are administered by the Boston Globe and children’s literature publication the Horn Book Magazine. Winners and honourees will receive their awards at a ceremony on 4 October at Simmons University in Boston. For more information about the awards and to see the full list of winner and honour books, visit the website.


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