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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)....
      

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[See also our Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book archives]   2020 January 2020 Five questions for Kacen Callender Sense of place Intergenerational warmth and wisdom Fascinating figures from twentieth-century history From the Editor February 2020 Five questions for A.S. King about Dig. ALA Awards 2020: Horn Book reviews of...
      

Week in Review, February 12th-16th

This week on hbook.com…The 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott and Newbery Medals, were announced on Monday. See how The Horn Book reviewed major award-winners and honor books!Black History Month 2018 at The Horn Book: Reviews, interviews, and speeches on the March trilogy by Rep. John Lewis and...
      

Books mentioned in the February 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Ilyasah Shabazz & Renée WatsonX: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, Candlewick, 14 years and up.Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson, Farrar, 11–14 years.When the weather outside is frightful…Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi, trans. by Yuki Kaneko, Enchanted...
      

#HBBlackHistoryMonth18

Our commemoration of Black History Month continues with the following new picture books for older readers that recognize African American, Afro Caribbean, and South African trailblazers and pioneers. (And huge congratulations to all of this year’s Coretta Scott King Award winners!) Throughout February The Horn Book is highlighting articles, speeches,...
      

Review of A Sky Full of Stars

A Sky Full of Starsby Linda Williams JacksonMiddle School    Houghton    307 pp.    g1/18    978-0-544-80065-6    $16.99e-book ed.  978-1-328-82907-8    $16.99In this sequel to Midnight Without a Moon (rev. 1/17), thirteen-year-old Rosa Lee Carter, part of a struggling sharecropper family in segregated mid-1950s Mississippi, continues her search for self. In the first book,...
      

Week in Review, February 5th-9th

This week on hbook.com…2018 Calling Caldecott mock vote winner announced!From the January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: "Amber and Essie and Vera and Me" by Julie Roach From The Guide: "Family Matters"Black History Month 2018 at The Horn Book: "Young Dreamers" by Christopher Myers Javaka Steptoe's 2017 Caldecott...
      

Review of The United States v. Jackie Robinson

The United States v. Jackie Robinsonby Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; illus. by R. Gregory ChristiePrimary    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    40 pp.1/18    978-0-06-228784-7    $17.99“Long before anyone had heard of Rosa Parks, a guy named Jack refused to move to the back of the bus.” So begins the story of baseball star Jackie Robinson…before he...
      

Week in Review, January 29th-February 2nd

This week on hbook.com…The first Calling Caldecott 2018 ballot is open now through 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 5!March/April 2018 Horn Book Magazine preview and starred reviewsBlack History Month 2018 at The Horn Book: Introduction The Hate U Give: Angie Thomas’s 2017 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Award Speech Freedom...
      

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...

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