Happy Pride Month!

rainbow booksJune is LGBT Pride Month! We're celebrating with new and archival Horn Book articles, reviews, interviews, and booklists featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and book creators, one per day for the rest of the month with a roundup on Fridays. Look for the social media tag #HBLGBTPride16 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.

March/April 2015 Horn Book MagazineWe kick things off with Barbara Bader's retrospective of "Five Gay Picture-Book Prodigies and the Difference They've Made" (from the March/April 2015 Horn Book Magazine). Maurice Sendak, Arnold Lobel, James Marshall, Remy Charlip, and Tomie dePaola "were gay, talented, and gifted also with insight," she writes.

Bonus: Roger Sutton's editorial from the same issue, "The Difference That Made Them;" over at The New Yorker, Colin Stokes's "Frog and Toad: An Amphibious Celebration of Same-Sex Love;" and Bert Clere's "Frog and Toad and the Self" at The Atlantic.

We'd love to hear from you: what are your favorite resources about LGBTQIA-centric books for young people?

For more in The Horn Book’s Pride Month series, click on the tag LGBT Pride 2016.
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