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Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2017: Special Issue: ALA Awards

july/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Rudine Sims Bishop

“The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s Diversity Statistics” by Martha V. Parravano
A conversation with CCBC director Kathleen T. Horning.

“The Year in Words” by Jonathan Hunt
“Brave people fighting against fear, hatred, intolerance, and injustice.”

“A Lifeline Called Hope”: Wilder Medal Acceptance by Nikki Grimes

“To Know Nikki Grimes Is to Know an Artist”: Profile of Nikki Grimes by Junko Yokota

Newbery Medal Acceptance by Kelly Barnhill

A profile of Kelly Barnhill by Karlyn Coleman

“See You in Chicago” by Andrew Aydin
Coretta Scott King Author Award co-winner, with Congressman John Lewis, for March: Book Three, whets our appetite for their acceptance speech at ALA Annual.

“The Year in Pictures: Somehow Still Beautiful” by Minh Lê
Marching for progress, searching for footing.

Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe

A profile of Javaka Steptoe by Azure Thompson

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe


“Aiming High” by Roger Sutton

BGHB at 50
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Hamilton?: M.C. Higgins, the Great” by Kathleen T. Horning
Hamilton’s challenging novel, winner of the 1974 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction, is worth the effort. This is the third column in an ongoing series.

“2017 Mind the Gap Awards” by Horn Book editors
The books that didn’t win ALA awards.

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


Book Reviews

Audiobook Reviews


Letters to the Editor

July/August Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover © 2017 by Javaka Steptoe. Page 2 art from March: Book Three. Illustration by Nate Powell. © 2016 by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.


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