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July/August 2016 Horn Book MagazineSpecial 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 Elleman’s profile of Jerry Pinkney.

Sophie Blackall’s Caldecott Medal acceptance speech.

Editor Susan Rich’s profile of Sophie Blackall.

Matt de la Peña’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech.

Education professor Jennifer Buehler’s profile of Matt de la Peña.

Kathleen T. Horning looks back at seminal 1962 picture book The Snowy Day—and forward, too.

Rita Williams-Garcia’s Coretta Scott King Author Award acceptance speech.

Enoch Pratt Free librarian Deborah Taylor’s profile of Rita Williams-Garcia.

Bryan Collier’s Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award acceptance speech.

Editorial director Tamar Brazis’s profile of Bryan Collier.

2016 Mind the Gap Awards.

From The Guide: Celebrating Music.

Audiobook reviews.

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