Gene Luen Yang’s New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints has won a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor.


The Boston Globe Horn Book Awards, founded in 1967, are among the most prestigious awards in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

“It’s a thrill to be honored by the Boston Globe and the Horn Book!  The Horn Book is such an important part of the American children’s book market.  I’m deeply, deeply thankful for all the support they’ve given me and my fellow storytellers,” says Gene Luen Yang.

:01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel says, “What a wonderful honor to be part of this moment in publishing and graphic novel history. The Boston Globe Horn Book Honor further cements Gene Yang’s rightful place in America’s literary landscape.”

Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints is a two book recounting of the events of China’s Boxer Rebellion — one book told from the perspective of the Boxers, the other from their Chinese Catholic victims.  The book has received praise all around the industry, including winning the LA Times Book Prize.  Boxers & Saints, which Dave Eggers calls, “a masterful work of historical fiction,” was also a National Book Award finalist (the third ever graphic novel to be so recognized), a Time Top Graphic Novel of the Year, an NPR Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Notable Children’s Book – among many other honors.

Congratulations to Gene, and to Boxers & Saints!