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Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2016

November/December 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“Decolonizing Nostalgia” by Sarah Hannah Gómez
When historical fiction betrays readers of color.

“Saving Sisters” by Jeannine Atkins
Sisterhood in Little Women, The Hunger Games, and Frozen.



“We’re with Her” by Elissa Gershowitz & Martha V. Parravano
There’s a time for “nice” and a time for channeling our inner “bosses.”

Foreign Correspondence

“An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing” by Summer Edward
A conversation with the cofounder and executive director of Golden Baobab.

Books in the Home

“Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?” by Julie Hakim Azzam
Using picture books to talk about family, skin tone, and ancestry.

From The Guide
American Politics
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Holiday High Notes
A round-up of new holiday books.

Book Reviews

Audiobook Reviews


On the Web

November/December Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art by Elisa Vavouri © 2016, from A Hanukkah with Mazel, by Joel Edward Stein, Kar-Ben Publishing. Page 1 art from black is brown is tan. Illustration © 1973 by Emily Arnold McCully.


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