Table of Contents: November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from The Shortest Day. Illustration © 2019 by Carson Ellis. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.


"Why Do Comics Matter?" by Gene Luen Yang

The 2019 Zena Sutherland Lecture. 


"Uneasy Reading" by Laurel Snyder

On keeping company with very sad books. 




"RIP Little Jackie Paper" by Roger Sutton

No teaching, only learning. 


In Memoriam 

"Lee Bennett Hopkins" by Lois Lowry


Board Book Roundup 

"Board Books Build Brains" by Rachel G. Payne

Recommended developmentally appropriate books for the very youngest. 


Happy Anniversary 

"When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry…" by Martha V. Parravano

Molly Bang’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, which took on children’s experience of “pure, unadulterated, uncontrollable rage,” turns twenty. 



Holiday High Notes

Selected new and reissued holiday titles. 

Audiobook Reviews 




Index to Advertisers 

Index to Books Reviewed

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