August Notes

In this issue of Notes from the Horn Book, Elissa has five questions for Mitali Perkins on her latest book, Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, and finding the humor in cultural identity. You’ll also find

  • YA starring protagonists of color
  • recommended apps for preschool and primary users
  • math and science picture books
  • new intermediate novels by favorite authors


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Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, assistant editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College.

Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations
SummerTeen On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. Confirmed speakers include 2015 BOSTON GLOBE HORN–BOOK AWARD recipients Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Jon Agee, Gregory Maguire, and Neal Shusterman, plus a special keynote appearance by Susan Cooper.
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