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Biographical information about writers and illustrators of books for young people.

On Angela Johnson’s “Family Is What You Have” (from March/April 1997)

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Award-winning author Angela Johnson (three Coretta Scott King awards, the Michael L. Printz Award in 2004, the 1991 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award—not to mention being a 2003 MacArthur Fellow), contributed “Family Is What You Have” to the Magazine‘s Family Reading issue in 1997. Her message of embracing difference is as powerful today as […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Kevin Sands

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Kevin Sands’s Mark of the Plague, apothecary’s […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Jennifer Mathieu

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Jennifer Mathieu’s Afterward, Ethan, now fifteen, was […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Helen & Thomas Docherty

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Despite his parents’ exhortations, young knight Leo, star […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Ed Vere

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Ed Vere’s Max at Night, kitty Max […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Brendan Wenzel

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by They All Saw a Cat…but the cat a […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Robin Roe

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Before the events of Robin Roe’s A List […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Adam Gidwitz

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Set in thirteenth-century France, Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Sharon Creech

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Sharon Creech’s Moo, twelve-year-old Reena’s unemployed journalist […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Laurie Halse Anderson

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This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Laurie Halse Anderson’s Ashes, Isabel and Curzon […]