The 20th Annual Julia Ward Howe Award


The award ceremony of the 20th Julia Ward Howe Award will be held at the Commonwealth Room of the Boston Public Library on September 13, 2017 between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. 



  Daniel Tobin ,  From Nothing  (Four Way)   

Daniel TobinFrom Nothing (Four Way)



  Jung Yun ,  Shelter  (Picador)

Jung Yun, Shelter (Picador)

  Susan E.Maycock & Charles M.Sullivan ,  Building Old Cambridge  (The MIT Press )

Susan E.Maycock & Charles M.Sullivan, Building Old Cambridge (The MIT Press )

Highly Recommended

Nicholson Baker, Substitute: Going to School with A Thousand Kids (Blue Rider Press)

Joshua Bennett, The Sobbing School (Penguin Books)

Christopher Castellani, The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story (Graywolf Press)

Paul Mariani, The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens (Simon & Schuster)

Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe (Viking)

Young Readers


Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver ( Little Brown Books for Young Readers )


Jacqueline Davies, Nothing But Trouble  (Katherine Tegen Books

Susan Lynn Meyer, Skating with the Statue of Liberty (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Highly Recommended

H. Lang, Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark (Albert Whitman & Company)

E. Wittlinger, Local Girl Swept Away (Simon Pulse)