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Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2017

November/December 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa Gershowitz
An expert in game studies and comparative media studies discusses the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything.


“No Ordinary Gift” by Roger Sutton
We need to support libraries responsibly, equitably, and enthusiastically.

Foreign Correspondence
“Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: Caribbean Own Voices” by Summer Edward
The impact of publishing’s global economic inequalities and “voluntourism.”

The Writer’s Page
“Fighting the Lost Cause” by Ann Bausum
A Southern-born nonfiction writer rejects the education propaganda of her youth and advocates for historical honesty.

BGHB at 50
“Revisiting Anthony Burns” by Rudine Sims Bishop
Virginia Hamilton’s 1988 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner for Nonfiction exemplifies what the author called “liberation literature.” The fifth column in an ongoing series.

Field Notes
“Lucha Libros” by AnnMarie Hurtado
Bilingual Battle of the Books.

From The Guide
“Chapter Book Mirrors”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Holiday High Notes

Book Reviews

Audiobook Reviews


On the Web

November/December 2017 Starred Books


Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art from The Nutcracker in Harlem. Illustration © 2017 by James Ransome. Page 2 art from The Little Reindeer. © 2016 by Nicola Killen.




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