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Week in Review, February 29th-March 4th (plus last day of Black History Month 2016)

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February. For the final day of February: “A Fine Bookshelf” by Ibi Zoboi (with bonus interview with Rita Williams-Garcia and Edwidge Danticat!) Shortest month of the year #HBBlackHistoryMonth16 […]

A Fine Bookshelf

I once taught a rites-of-passage class to a group of African American and Caribbean American teenage girls. The workshops included lessons in history, self-care, and literacy. These classes weren’t supposed to be like school. I was there to help deepen their understanding of their world and their place in it. I created a lesson called […]

Shortest month of the year #HBBlackHistoryMonth16

As our #HBBlackHistoryMonth16 coverage comes to a close, here is a reminder that these articles by and about African American children’s literature luminaries should be read by everyone, everywhere, everyday, not just during the shortest month of the year. In the meantime, we’ll keep updating our Horn Book Talking About Race resource page. We’ve already […]

Week in Review, February 22nd-26th: Black History Month Week 4

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: 2014 CSK Author Award Acceptance by Rita Williams-Garcia “Following in Their Fathers’ Paths” by Rudine Sims Bishop “Young Dreamers” […]

Week in Review, February 15th-19th: Black History Month Week 3

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Who Can Tell My Story” and “Dream Keepers” (2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance) by Jacqueline Woodson three […]

Week in Review, February 8th-12th: Black History Month Week 2

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Decolonizing the Imagination” by Zetta Elliott “The Dillons on the Dillons” by Leo, Diane, and Lee Dillon “The Changing […]

Week in Review, February 1st-5th: Black History Month Week 1

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: Black History Month 2016 at The Horn Book introduction “Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers” by Vaunda […]

Black History Month 2016: Horn Book articles

To commemorate Black History Month 2016, we will be sending around articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field — one a day through the month of February, with a roundup on Fridays. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth16 […]

Five questions for Jerry Pinkney

At the 2016 Youth Media Awards announcement at ALA Midwinter, the audience cheered loudly when prolific author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney was named the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement winner. A few minutes later, history was made — and the crowd again went wild! — when he also won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his […]

Dream Keepers: 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance

It is Friday afternoon and I’m sitting in a restaurant in Vancouver, B.C. In an hour, I will give my final talk of a two-day visit. In these two days, I’ve visited a number of schools in Vancouver — both independent and public. As I stood in front of each crowd, I was astonished by […]