Subscribe to The Horn Book

Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2017

September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


Features

“To Inform and Delight: The Elements of Story” by Melissa Sweet
The 2017 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

“Looking for Queer Girls on the Shelves” by E. M. Kokie
“Our young queer and questioning readers deserve more of and from the stories we are publishing about their lives.”


Columns

Editorial
“The Incomparable Robin Smith (1959–2017)” by Martha V. Paravanno

BGHB at 50
The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Carole Boston Weatherford
Brian Pinkney’s 1997 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner for Picture Book was exactly what one author and parent was looking for. The fourth column in an ongoing series.

The Writer’s Page
“On Home, Empathy, and Voice” by E. Lockhart
How our physical and narrative homes shape our perspectives.

Cadenza
“For Mrs. Gill, Who Read Us Outside Over There” by Steven Withrow

Books in the Home
“What My First Grader Taught Me About Learning to Read” by Summer Clark

From The (Ghoulish) Guide
Horn BOO!
A selection of reviews of Halloween books from The Horn Book Guide.


Reviews

Book Reviews


Departments

Letters to the Editor

September/October Starred Books

Impromptu

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art © 1997 by Brian Pinkney. Page 2 art from Carmine. Illustration © 2005 by Melissa Sweet.


Subscribe

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share
Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*