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Black History Month 2020

On the historic heels of the 2020 Newbery and Caldecott medals going to the same African American winners of the CSK Author and Illustrator Awards at the ALA Youth Media Awards on January 27th, it's time for our annual commemoration of Black History Month (see HBBlackHistoryMonth16, HBBlackHistoryMonth17, HBBlackHistoryMonth18, and HBBlackHistoryMonth19)....
      

Black History Month 2018

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To commemorate Black History Month, we will send around a series of articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field — one a day through the month of February, with a roundup on Fridays. It's...
      

Black History Month, Week 5 / Women's History Month, Week 1

Throughout February, we're celebrating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth17 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.This week's articles: "Young Dreamers" by Christopher Myers...
      

Black History Month, Week 4

Throughout February, we're celebrating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth17 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.This week's articles: Profile of 1977 Newbery Medal...
      

Black History Month, Week 3

Throughout February, we're celebrating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth17 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.This week's articles: "Mind the Gaps: Books for...
      

Review of Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood

Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhoodby Patricia C. McKissack; illus. by Brian PinkneyPreschool, Primary, Intermediate    Schwartz & Wade/Random    171 pp.1/17    978-0-375-87088-0    $24.99Library ed.  978-0-375-97088-7    $27.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-307-97495-2    $12.99Children’s book royalty and storyteller supreme, Patricia...
      

On Vaunda Micheaux Nelson’s “Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers” (from 2015)

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson as a child.In her article from the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine, author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson looks back at her bookish childhood and how it informs her work as a youth services librarian in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. African Americans are just three percent...
      

Week in Review, February 6th - 10th

This week on hbook.com…March/April Horn Book Magazine starred reviewsFebruary's Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for 2017 Wilder Award winner Nikki Grimes, middle-school books on the U.S.’s history of institutionalized racism, preschool apps featuring animal friends, picture books about children’s experiences as refugees, YA protagonists taking action against authoritarian...
      

Black History Month, Week 2

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Throughout February, we're celebrating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about African American authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. Look for the social media tag #HBBlackHistoryMonth17 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.This week's articles: Andrea Davis Pinkney's 2013 CSK...
      

Coretta Scott King booklist and links

Maybe you've heard: Coretta Scott King is in the news. Last night, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (#LetLizSpeak) was repuked (spelling error; we mean rebuked) for reading aloud a letter Mrs. King wrote in 1986 to the U.S. Judiciary Committee opposing Jefferson Beauregard Sessions's nomination for a federal judgeship. "Mr. Sessions...

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