Table of Contents: November/December 2020 Horn Book Magazine

Cover from Once upon a Winter Day. © 2020 by Liza Woodruff. Published by Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House.



Writing as an Act of Defiance by Elizabeth Partridge
Interrogating prevailing narratives about — and during — unprecedented times.

A Call to Action by Paula Chase, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, Kelly Starling Lyons, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and Renée Watson
From The Brown Bookshelf, a statement urging the children’s literature community “to imagine a new way of doing business, and abandon anti-Black and racist practices.”




Living History by Elissa Gershowitz
Today’s kids are in it.

The Writer’s Page

Navigating the N-Word by Nikki Grimes
“Language is not only powerful; it can be visceral.”

New for New Readers

How to Publish (What I Think Are) Great Books for New Readers by Grace Maccarone
An editor of an innovative easy-reader picture book series describes her process.

What Makes a Good…?

What Makes a Good Hanukkah Picture Book? by Marjorie Ingall

Field Notes

Books Everlasting by Amy Kellman
Teaching children’s literature to older adults.



Holiday High Notes
Selected new and reissued holiday titles.

Book Reviews



Letter to the Editor

November/December Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

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