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Upcoming CSK gala — ridiculous shoes

I am so excited to attend the CSK Gala at the Library of Congress on Friday night during ALA, honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. See the EMIERT website for more on “Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong,” and of course check out our May/June Horn Book Magazine: […]

Week in Review, June 10th – 14th

This week on hbook.com… Welcome to the newly revamped Horn Book Guide Online! June 2019 Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Mariko Tamaki, middle grade and YA for Pride Month, picture books for Father’s Day, and easy-reader BFFs June 2019 Horn Book Herald: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Edition, featuring 5Q for Picture Book Award […]

National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, which celebrates “the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.” This past Monday, the City of Cambridge held a reception at City Hall; see the graphic above for additional events and celebrations around Massachusetts. Don’t miss the November/December 2017 Horn […]

Because of course. #Pride

Week in Review, June 3rd – 7th

This week on hbook.com… Preview July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards featuring original cover art by Sophie Blackall ICYMI: Presenting the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners! Click to read the press release, watch the announcement video, and read reviews of the winning titles. From the May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special […]

Week in Review, May 27th – 31st

This week on hbook.com… Presenting the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners! Click to read the press release, watch the announcement video, and read reviews of the winning titles. Horn Book Magazine starred reviews, July/August 2019 From May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50: “An Interview with George and […]

Week in Review, May 20th – 24th

This week on hbook.com… Remembering Judith Kerr (1923-2019) Summer Reading 2019 featuring 5Q for Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña From May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50: Lift Every Voice: “My Own Origin Story” by Javaka Steptoe May Nonfiction Notes: life skills, activists and activism, evolution, and sustainable eating Reviews […]

#summervibes

You know we love a good color palette, so we’re into the (unintentional but v. appropriate!) beachy aesthetic of this year’s Summer Reading list. Click here for our full list of recommendations with annotations and an interview with Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña, then download and print the PDF — featuring summery sunshine-and-shave-ice art from […]

The Sun Is Also a Star movie review

In Nicola Yoon’s YA novel The Sun Is Also a Star (Delacorte, 2016), Natasha Kingsley and her family are a day from being deported to Jamaica after nine years living in New York City. Natasha is doing everything she can to get that decision overturned — and then she meets Daniel Jae Ho Bae. An […]

Jewish American Heritage Month 2019

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! The Boston Public Library has a good list of books to get you started exploring the (varied) Jewish experience in the U.S. Check out The Knish War on Rivington Street for a glimpse into the early-twentieth-century Lower East Side (and two knish recipes); or All Three Stooges for a […]