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Archives for 1995

Horn Book Fanfare 1995

Best books of 1995 Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year. Picture Books Grandaddy’s Stars written by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow) In the Rain with Baby Duck written by Amy Hest, illustrated by Jill Barton […]

Review of An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

Judith Ortiz Cofer    An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio Older   165 pp.   Kroupa/Orchard Books    4/95 ISBN 0-531-06897-7 $15.95    Library edition ISBN 0-531-08747-6 $15.99 Set in a New Jersey barrio, these twelve short stories feature Puerto Rican teenagers who speak in characteristic yet very distinct voices and appear in each others’ stories the […]

Against Borders

If anyone had told me when I was growing up in South Africa that I would be living in Chicago one day and writing about multiculturalism in children’s books, I would have thought they were crazy. I thought my place was really off the map; nothing could happen there that would interest the rest of […]

Against Borders

If anyone had told me when I was growing up in South Africa that I would be living in Chicago one day and writing about multiculturalism in children’s books, I would have thought they were crazy. I thought my place was really off the map; nothing could happen there that would interest the rest of […]

An Interview with Augusta Baker

by Henrietta M. Smith HENRIETTA M. SMITH: Will you tell me a little about your childhood? AUGUSTA BAKER: I was an only child, so I had to entertain myself a lot. There were no nursery schools, and I guess I must have driven my mother crazy with endless questions. My father, Winsfort Braxston, was a […]