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Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2017

September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“To Inform and Delight: The Elements of Story” by Melissa Sweet
The 2017 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

“Looking for Queer Girls on the Shelves” by E. M. Kokie
“Our young queer and questioning readers deserve more of and from the stories we are publishing about their lives.”


“The Incomparable Robin Smith (1959–2017)” by Martha V. Paravanno

BGHB at 50
The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Carole Boston Weatherford
Brian Pinkney’s 1997 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner for Picture Book was exactly what one author and parent was looking for. The fourth column in an ongoing series.

The Writer’s Page
“On Home, Empathy, and Voice” by E. Lockhart
How our physical and narrative homes shape our perspectives.

“For Mrs. Gill, Who Read Us Outside Over There” by Steven Withrow

Books in the Home
“What My First Grader Taught Me About Learning to Read” by Summer Clark

From The (Ghoulish) Guide
Horn BOO!
A selection of reviews of Halloween books from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews


Letters to the Editor

September/October Starred Books


Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art © 1997 by Brian Pinkney. Page 2 art from Carmine. Illustration © 2005 by Melissa Sweet.







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