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Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2018

November/December 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“Look Here. Not There.” by Rita Williams-Garcia
The 2018 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

“’Waiting in the Deep’” by Andrea J. Loney
A character development workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia.

“Why Sensitivity Readers Matter” by Jason Low
(And why we should call them something else.)

“Molly Bang’s Ten, Nine, Eight” by Dudley Carlson
A picture book no child should miss.

“The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics” by Madeline Tyner
Spotlight on LGBTQ+ stories.


“Into the Hundred Acre Wood” by Roger Sutton
In Which Roger Visits an Exhibition and Thinks About Gatekeepers.

From The Guide
“We Need Middle-Grade LGBTQ+ Books”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews

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



November/December Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover from All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. Illustration © 2018 by Paul O. Zelinsky. Page 2 art from Ten, Nine, Eight. Illustration © 1983 by Molly Garrett Bang.




  1. Lonnie Wilkson says:

    I would like to know if your editors have or will review a book entitled, Diary Of An Ugly Tuna, by Ms. Thelma Allen Watkins. I would like to know if I should buy this book for my middle grader.

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