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2016 in review

Happy New Year! We hope your year is full of great reads and good friends.Before we ring in 2017, though, let’s take a look back at 2016 — we had a very busy year!BGHB 2016 coverageFanfare 2016ALA 2016 coverageRemembering children's lit Great Ladies Lois Duncan, Anna Dewdney, and Natalie Babbitt;...
      

Books for Bisexual Awareness Week/Celebrate Bisexuality Day

It's Bisexual Awareness Week, an annual celebration and awareness-raising campaign which includes Celebrate Bisexuality Day (also called Bisexual Visibility Day; this year's is today, September 23rd). The following YA novels and series span genres and tone, but each features main and/or secondary characters who are bisexual or whose sexual attraction...
      

Where are Jack and Karen?

I must not be the only one watching Will & Grace reruns. Here are five recent(ish) books starring straight girls and their gay BFFs. You can find more Horn Book LGBTQIA+ resources here (we just can't get with QUILTBAG). You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison (Houghton)Weird Girl and...
      

Louder and prouder

At the beginning of this month, I drafted a blog post for use “at some point during Pride Month.” In that post I compared the experience of finding queer characters a few years ago with that of finding them today, and marveled at the speed of positive change. I said...
      

Transgender lives

Last November Ellen Wittlinger — author of Parrotfish, the first young adult novel starring a transgender protagonist — took a second look at her groundbreaking book and concluded: "Parrotfish Needed an Update: The Rapidly Changing Language of Transgender Awareness."Along with her article, we posted a roundup of available books for...
      

Review of The Best Man

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The Best Manby Richard PeckIntermediate, Middle School     Dial     232 pp.9/16     978-0-8037-3839-3     $16.99     ge-book ed. 978-0-698-18973-7     $10.99Rise and toast The Best Man, Peck’s story about Archer Magill, a boy growing from a raw dollop of kindergarten id into a functional middle-school kid, a budding citizen of the world. As a participant...
      

Five questions for Tim Federle

Photo: Beowulf SheehanTim Federle, well known for his middle-grade novels Better Nate Than Ever and its sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (both Simon, 8–12 years), recently published his YA debut The Great American Whatever (Simon, 14 years and up). We asked the versatile writer and Broadway veteran about his reading...
      

YA with pride

June is LGBT Pride Month. Before, during, and after the parades have been attended and the rainbow cakes baked, readers can find queer-centric tales of love, struggle, and discovering one's identity in the following books.It's Pride Week in San Francisco in Nina LaCour and David Levithan's You Know Me Well,...
      

Happy Pride Month!

June is LGBT Pride Month! We're celebrating with new and archival Horn Book articles, reviews, interviews, and booklists featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and book creators, one per day for the rest of the month with a roundup on Fridays. Look for the social media tag #HBLGBTPride16 on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.We kick...
      

Review of Stonewall

 Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rightsby Ann BausumMiddle School, High School     Viking     120 pp.5/15     978-0-670-01679-2     $16.99Bausum begins her history of the gay rights movement with a careful, detailed exposition of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, laying out the events leading up to the clash between...

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