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Black History Month 2017

The Horn Book celebrates Black History Monthactivism_squareTo commemorate Black History Month, we will send around a series of articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field — one a day through the month of February, with a roundup on Fridays. It’s a tradition we began last year (click the tag HBBlackHistoryMonth16), and the stakes seem ever higher. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth17 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook. You can find more resources about social justice and activism at our Talking About Race and Making a Difference resource pages.

To begin, here is our Five Questions interview with Congressman John Lewis and the March team, along with reviews and commentary about the March trilogy and other books by and about Representative Lewis, an American hero. In addition to winning the National Book Award, March: Book 3 won an unprecedented four major awards at this year’s Youth Media Awards announcement. You probably know all this. We’ve been talking about it a lot. We hope you don’t mind!

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Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin, and John Lewis at Comic-Con 2015. Photo: Justin Eisinger

Click the tag HBBlackHistoryMonth17 for more articles in this series.

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