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Black History Month 2016: Horn Book articles

HBAS keynote speaker Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

HBAS keynote speaker Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

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 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson kicks things off with her article “Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers,” based on her 2014 Horn Book at Simmons keynote speech. “Children believe in story only if they’ve experienced the magic of living in one. This may never happen to young readers with few opportunities to see themselves in the books they read.”

Click the tag HBBlackHistoryMonth16 for more articles in this series.

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