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Horn Book Magazine – September/October 2016

September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“Orlando” by Christopher Myers
“In the aftermath…there is a need for stories to contain, to comfort, to process, to prevent.”

“Machetes” by Jason Reynolds
From the author’s 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor Award acceptance speech for All American Boys.

“How I Discovered Young Adult Poetry” by Marilyn Nelson
The 2016 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

“Interview with Self” by Richard Jackson
Legendary editor interviews new picture book writer—and they’re both Richard Jackson.

“A Tribute of Ties”
Our editor in chief hasn’t seen this yet. Happy twentieth anniversary, Roger!


“Unboxing” by Roger Sutton
Is it a picture book? Is it nonfiction? And where do we put it?

The Writer’s Page
“Awakening” by Ted Kooser
The Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate recalls a moment of discovery.

A Second Look
“Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Kekla Magoon
A personal look back at Mildred D. Taylor’s classic novel, on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary.

From The Guide
“First-Day-of-School Picture Books”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Horn BOO!
A roundup of Halloween books.

Book Reviews


On the Web
September/October Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover: Jacket art from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. © 2016 by Kadir Nelson. Page 1 art from Some Writer!. Illustration © 2016 by Melissa Sweet.


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