Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2018: Special Issue: Making a Difference

May/June 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


"Making a Difference in Our Nation’s Library: 
An Interview with Dr. Carla Hayden" by Roger Sutton
The first female and first African American 
Librarian of Congress talks about mirror books, youth librarianship, and nonpartisanship.

“'To Be Great, Heroic or Beautiful': The Enduring Legacy of The Brownies’ Book" by Jonda C. McNair and Rudine Sims Bishop
E. B. Du Bois’s early-twentieth-century literary magazine continues to influence contemporary African American children’s literature.

"Reach Out and Read" by Robert Needlman
Promoting literacy in the pediatrician’s office with a life-changing idea.

"Ashley Bryan’s WWII Drawings" by Nichols B. Clark
Nineteen-year-old Private Bryan carried his drawing materials in his gas mask. Here is a curated selection of his remarkable wartime art. 

"Pat Hutchins: What Was She Up To?" by Jon Klassen
Unlocking some secrets of the picture book.


“'Get Up from the Chair!'” by Martha V. Parravano
The time for remaining on the sidelines is over.

The Book That Changed My Life

"A Dangerous Book" by Eugene Yelchin

"My Heart’s Music" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Jo March Is Me" by Mitali Perkins

"Not-So-Simple Semple" by Derrick Barnes

"A Sense of Possibility" by Bob Graham

"Hearts So Full" by Lauren Wolk

"A Couple of Misfits" by Elizabeth Partridge

"Didn’t You Cry?" by Roger Sutton

"Aliens Don’t Discriminate" by Dhonielle Clayton

"Oh, What a Circus" by M. T. Anderson

"Barbara’s Book" by Kevin Henkes

"Advice for an Author" by Joyce Sidman

"At Home in the Pages" by Naomi Shihab Nye

"Why Do I Like This Story So Much?" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

"A Galloping Good Story" by Candace Fleming

"A Lifelong Journey" by Deborah Heiligman

"Write What’s Missing" by Celia C. Pérez

In Memoriam
"Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin" by Susan Cooper

"Remembering Julius Lester" by Richard Michelson

The Writer’s Page
"The Un-Hero’s Journey" by Kekla Magoon
Not all heroes make it into the history books.

From The Guide
"Be an Everyday Un-Hero"
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews


May/June Starred Books


“The Book That Changed My Life” Contributor Notes

Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover and page 1 art © 2018 by Yuyi Morales.


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