Subscribe to The Horn Book

Preview January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Ashley Bryan. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2017. Coverage of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos — in our 50th anniversary year! BGHB at 50: 2017 committee chair Julie Roach shares her first BGHB experience — and a keepsake of Vera B. Williams’s […]

Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2017

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa Gershowitz An expert in game studies and comparative media studies discusses the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Columns Editorial “No Ordinary Gift” by Roger Sutton We need to support libraries responsibly, equitably, and enthusiastically. Foreign Correspondence “Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: […]

Preview November/December 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by James Ransome from The Nutcracker in Harlem by T. E. McMorrow. Elissa Gershowitz interviews game studies and comparative media studies expert Kishonna L. Gray about the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Foreign Correspondence: Summer Edward goes beyond the “Four Fs” in a call for Caribbean Own Voices. The Writer’s […]

Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2017

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 […]

Preview September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Brian Pinkney. Editorial by Martha V. Parravano in remembrance of Robin Smith. “To Inform and Delight: The Elements of Story.” Melissa Sweet’s 2017 Zena Sutherland Lecture. BGHB at 50: Carole Boston Weatherford looks back at the 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book winner The Adventures of Sparrowboy […]

Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2017: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Table of Contents Features Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Rudine Sims Bishop “The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s Diversity Statistics” by Martha V. Parravano A conversation with CCBC director Kathleen T. Horning. “The Year in Words” by Jonathan Hunt “Brave people fighting against fear, hatred, intolerance, and injustice.” “A Lifeline Called Hope”: Wilder Medal […]

Preview July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: ALA Awards Stunning original cover art by 2017 Caldecott Medal winner Javaka Steptoe. “The Year in Pictures” and “The Year in Words”: critics Minh Lê and Jonathan Hunt discuss the books of 2016. Rudine Sims Bishop’s Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance speech. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s Diversity Statistics: a conversation between […]

Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2017: Special Issue: Humor

Table of Contents Features “Say Something Funny” by Lisa Yee Musings of an accidental humorist. “What’s So Funny About Comics?” by Françoise Mouly The New Yorker art editor and TOON publisher argues that humor is fundamental to comics.  “Laughter and Resistance” by Philip Nel Humor as a weapon in the age of Trump. “Mocking Moscow” […]

Preview May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Humor Cover by Jon Agee. “Say Something Funny”: musings of author and accidental humorist Lisa Yee. New Yorker art editor and TOON publisher Françoise Mouly asks, “What’s So Funny About Comics?” “Laughter and Resistance”: Philip Nel on humor as a weapon in the age of Trump. “Mocking Moscow”: author Eugene Yelchin on political […]

Horn Book Magazine — March/April 2017

Table of Contents Features “Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang” by Roger Sutton The 2016–2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on how books and readers can transcend boundaries. “A Tiger Unmasked: One Book, Four Versions, Five Decades” by Crescent Dragonwagon Charlotte Zolotow’s daughter (and literary executor) reflects on the challenges and […]