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Books for Black Future Month

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This February, as in previous years, we've been commemorating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about Black authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. New additions this year include “'To Be Great, Heroic or Beautiful': The Enduring Legacy...
      

Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byUpon reaching the age of eighteen, each resident of Madison, Nevada, is taken to a cave to make a wish. That the wishes always come true, and...
      

Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Latifah Abdur Photography.Corinne thought her troubles with the jumbies were quieted if not finished (The Jumbies), but in Rise of the Jumbies she faces the...
      

Video Extra: Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger at ALA 2017

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byhttps://youtu.be/C5QZWQLVkf0Read Tracey Baptiste's full Talks with Roger interview here.SaveSaveSaveSave...
      

Video Extra: Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger at ALA 2017

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byhttps://youtu.be/0cew05CiLuMRead Chelsea Sedoti’s full Talks with Roger interview here. ...
      

Lots of ALA 2017 love

All week we've been celebrating the 2017 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators. Here's a cheat sheet to the winners' acceptance speeches, profiles of them by their loved ones, and more.Caldecott Medal Caldecott Medal Acceptance for Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe Profile of Javaka Steptoe by Azure Thompson Silver...
      

Week in Review, June 26th-30th

This week on hbook.com…So much 2017 ALA Awards coverage this week! Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe Profile of Javaka Steptoe by Azure Thompson Newbery Medal Acceptance by Kelly Barnhill Profile of Kelly Barnhill by Karlyn Coleman "A Lifeline Called Hope": Wilder Medal...
      

Reviews of 2017 Mind the Gap Award winners

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. Our annual Mind the Gap Awards pay tribute to our favorite books that didn’t win. Here’s how we reviewed our 2017 winners. The Airport Bookby Lisa Brown; illus. by the authorPrimary    Porter/Roaring Brook    40 pp.5/16    978-1-62672-091-6    $17.99As an (interracial) family of four...
      

2017 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA

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Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. The books that didn’t win.     Grounded   The Airport Book by Lisa Brown Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes       Left at the altar   The Best Man by Richard Peck       Some...
      

2016 in Review: The Year in Pictures: Somehow Still Beautiful

His drawings are not neat or clean, nor does he color inside the lines. They are sloppy, ugly, and sometimes weird, but somehow still beautiful.—from Radiant Child by Javaka SteptoeAt the end of each year, I take a step back to reflect upon the latest crop of picture books to...

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