Preview July/August 2020 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards.  

Original cover art by 2020 Caldecott Medal winner Kadir Nelson

“A Year with Words and Pictures — but No ALA Annual”: The Horn Book editors discuss the children’s book landscape of 2019 and the unusual circumstances of 2020. 

Kevin Henkes’s Children's Literature Legacy Award acceptance speech. 

A profile of Kevin Henkes by Dudley CarlsonLaura DronzekVirginia Duncan, and Susan Hirschman

A profile of Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award winner Mildred D. Taylor by Regina Hayes

Kadir Nelson’s Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and Caldecott Medal acceptance speeches. 

Jerry Craft’s Coretta Scott King Author Award and Newbery Medal acceptance speeches. 

A profile of Jerry Craft by his editor, Andrew Eliopulos

Chairs LaKeshia DardenKrishna Grady¸ and Julie Roach share reflections about the Coretta Scott King jury and Newbery and Caldecott committees’ choices. 

Happy Anniversary: On its thirty-fifth birthday, Nicholl Denice Montgomery looks back on Virginia Hamilton’s iconic CSK Author Award winner The People Could Fly

In Memoriam: Andrew Medlar’s remembrance of Tomie dePaola. 

Cadenza: 2020 Mind the Gap Awards. 

Impromptu: books back in print.

Single copies of this special issue are available for $15.00 including postage and may be ordered from:

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Marie Creste

The cover is extraordinary. Kadir Nelson’s talent is extraordinary and we are all lucky he has chosen to make art in the world of children’s lit.

Posted : Jun 21, 2020 10:11


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