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Week in Review, February 18th – 22nd

This week on hbook.com… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh Fiction: Duck & Goose: A Gift for Goose [Step into Reading] by Tad Hills Nonfiction: Let ’Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People’s Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illus. by Gordon C. James Read Roger: But what IS reality, really? Out […]

Be “the hero and the author” of your story

If you have the opportunity to see Elizabeth Acevedo speak, go. I was lucky enough to attend two of her events as the inaugural Gwen Ifill Mentor-in-Residence at Simmons University last week, and I still can’t get enough.* (And that’s in addition to hearing her Fiction & Poetry Award acceptance speech at the 2018 BGHB […]

Week in Review, February 11th – 15th

This week on hbook.com… February 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: #5Q for Claire Hartfield, intermediate/middle-school nonfiction for Black History Month, picture books that model self-love, community, and pride for very young children of color, out-of-the-ordinary YA love stories whose teen protagonists defy cosmic forces to be together Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

February Notes from the Horn Book newsletter

Notes from the Horn Book subscribers are receiving our February issue right…about…now. In this month’s newsletter we interview 2019 CSK Author Award winner Claire Hartfield about A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. You’ll also find more intermediate/middle-school nonfiction for Black History Month picture books that model self-love, community, and pride for […]

From the Editor – February 2019

You may know this from your copy of the latest issue of The Horn Book Herald, but I want again to direct you to our bounteous content about all the ALA award winners announced late last month. There are an interview with and five questions for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina; the announcement of the Robin […]

Five questions for Claire Hartfield

With painstaking historical detail, Claire Hartfield’s nonfiction book  A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Clarion, 12–16 years) recounts the week of violence in 1919 Chicago that left thirty-eight people dead and 537 wounded (two-thirds of the casualties were black; one-third, white) and the underlying causes leading to the conflict. Hartfield is […]

Week in Review, February 4th – 8th

This week on hbook.com… All-ALAYMA-all-the-time edition of The Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina, reviews of the 2019 winners, history (and critique) of the awards, and more interviews with the award-winning authors and illustrators Preview the March/April 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine From the January/February 2019 issue: “Happy Anniversary: I’ll […]

February 2019 Horn Book Herald – ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

Congratulations to all of the 2019 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. In this issue, we chat with Meg Medina, newly minted Newbery Medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. You’ll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2019 winners, history (and critique) of the awards, and more interviews with the award-winning […]

Five questions for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina

Meg Medina is the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal for Merci Suárez Changes Gears (read The Horn Book Magazine‘s starred review here). For our February issue of The Horn Book Herald: ALA Youth Media Awards Edition e-newsletter, Medina answered Five Questions posed by Horn Book reviewer, children’s librarian, REFORMA member, and ALSC board member […]

Extras on the 2019 Youth Media Award winners

To accompany our 2019 ALA-themed Horn Book Herald e-newsletter (sign up!), here are some extra goodies about this year’s Youth Media Award winners. Horn Book reviews of the Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, CSK, Geisel, Printz, and Sibert Award winners Newbery Medal winner and honor books 5Q for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina Review of Merci Suárez Changes […]