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John Steptoe’s 1987 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award speech for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

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By John Steptoe First, I want to say how much I appreciate this honor. During the two-and-one-half years it took me to complete Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Lothrop) I often wondered if my belief in what I was doing was justifiable. During those long months I felt I was doing something different, something bolder, something largely […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Christina Soontornvat

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Christina Soontornvat’s The Changelings follows eleven-year-old Izzy, whose family has just moved […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Peter Brown Hoffmeister

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Peter Brown Hoffmeister’s This Is the Part Where You Laugh, Travis […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Eric Dinerstein

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Eric Dinerstein’s What Elephants Know is a coming-of-age story set in the […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Christine Kendall

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Christine Kendall’s Riding Chance, thirteen-year-old Troy, still “messed up” since his […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Katrina Goldsaito

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by A little boy looks for quiet — absolute quiet — amidst the […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Kate Beasley

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Set in coastal Alabama, Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley, illustrated […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: David Litchfield

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In David Litchfield’s The Bear and the Piano, a bear’s musical talent […]

Five questions for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

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“To the past and future children of the movement,” reads the dedication of March: Book Three (Top Shelf, 14 years and up), the concluding volume in the graphic-novel memoir trilogy about the life of Congressman John Lewis, a sitting congressman since 1987 and hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman Lewis, his coauthor Andrew Aydin, […]

Kelly Barnhill Talks with Roger

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Sponsored by Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is Kelly Barnhill’s fourth fantasy novel, none of them a sequel, God bless her. The girl of the title is Luna, found — and […]