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Preview July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

July/August 2019 Horn Book MagazineSpecial Issue: ALA Awards.

Original cover art by 2019 Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall.

Pauletta Brown Bracy’s Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance speech.

“The Year in Words and Pictures”: Horn Book editors Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano discuss the children’s book landscape of 2018.

Meg Medina’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech.

Author R. J. Palacio’s profile of Meg Medina.

Marjorie Ingall wishes a happy thirtieth anniversary to Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

Claire Hartfield’s Coretta Scott King Author Award acceptance speech.

A profile of Claire Hartfield by her mother, Ronne Hartfield.

Sophie Blackall’s Caldecott Medal acceptance speech.

“Hello Studio”: a profile of Sophie Blackall by Sergio Ruzzier, Brian Floca, Johnny Marciano, John Rocco, Edward Hemingway, Rowboat Watkins, and Doug Salati, as told to Josh Greenhut.

Ekua Holmes’s Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award acceptance speech.

A profile of Ekua Holmes by artist and colleague Ceci Méndez-Ortiz.

The Children’s Literature Legacy Award speech by Christopher Myers, accepting on behalf of his father, the late Walter Dean Myers.

“Make Way for Ashley!”: a poetic birthday tribute to Ashley Bryan by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson with Drew Nelson.

2019 Mind the Gap Awards.

Audiobook reviews.

Impromptu: books back in print.



  1. Mary kate witry says:

    I was wondering if it is possible to purchase this cover art as a poster?
    I am a school librarian slightly in love with Sophie Blackall’s stunning artwork.

  2. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Mary Kate, we will be printing a poster of this cover by Sophie Blackall! It will be available at ALA and other Horn Book events.

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