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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 […]

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 […]

Preview March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Hawa Diallo. Roger Sutton talks with 2016–2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang about the Reading Without Walls campaign and transcending boundaries with books. Crescent Dragonwagon, Charlotte Zolotow’s daughter and literary executor, reflects on the challenges and joys of “collaborating” with her late mother. “When Google Translate Gives You […]

Preview January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Francis Vallejo. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2016. Coverage of the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos—in our 50th year! “Out of the Box”: M. T. Anderson’s Horn Book at Simmons keynote address. In “Fostering Wonder,” Kathleen T. Isaacs examines how picture books can […]

Preview November/December 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Elisa Vavouri from A Hanukkah with Mazel by Joel Edward Stein. Foreign Correspondence: Summer Edward interviews Deborah Ahenkorah, cofounder and executive director of Golden Baobab. “Decolonizing Nostalgia”: Sarah Hannah Gómez looks at how historical fiction can betray readers of color. “Saving Sisters”: author Jeannine Atkins examines themes of sisterhood in Little Women, […]

Preview September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Author Kekla Magoon’s Second Look at Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and cover art by Kadir Nelson from the 40th Anniversary Special Edition. Author/illustrator Christopher Myers’s “Orlando.” “Machetes”: from Jason Reynolds’s 2016 CSK Author Honor award acceptance speech for All American Boys. “How I Discovered Young Adult Poetry”: Marilyn Nelson’s 2016 Zena Sutherland Lecture. […]

Preview July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Awards Beautiful original cover art by 2016 Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall. Happy Birthday, Ashley Bryan: A poem by Nikki Giovanni. “The Year in Pictures” and “The Year in Words”: critics Julie Danielson and Betsy Bird discuss the books of 2015. Jerry Pinkney’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal acceptance speech. Children’s literature scholar Barbara […]

Preview May/June 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Collaborations Lydie Raschka describes her husband Chris Raschka’s collaboration with Vera B. Williams on the beloved author/illustrator’s last book. Author Rita Williams-Garcia talks about her work mentoring MFA students. Ann Rider, editor, shares her process for pairing an author with “just the right illustrator.” Foreign Correspondence: Elena Abós on how a translator acts […]

Preview March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday: To mark the occasion, publisher David Reuther; authors Elaine Scott, Varian Johnson, Kurtis Scaletta, Kate Messner, and Tony DiTerlizzi; and librarian Julie Roach reflect on Beverly Cleary’s work. Ibi Zoboi on building a “Fine Bookshelf” of mirror books. Plus, her interview with authors Edwidge Danticat and Rita Williams-Garcia. The Writer’s Page: […]

Preview January/February 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art (did we say amazing cover art?) by Marla Frazee. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2015. Coverage of the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. “The World That Changes”: Susan Cooper’s Horn Book at Simmons keynote address on the theme “Transformations.” Abby McGanney Nolan interviews children’s […]