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National Hispanic Heritage Latinx Heritage Month 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Latinx Heritage Month is a time for "paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society." It runs from September 15-October 15. For more information and a calendar of events, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website. And mark your calendars for...
      

2018 in review

Happy New Year! We hope your year is full of great reads and good friends. Before we ring in 2019, though, let’s take a look back at 2018 — we had a very busy year!2018 ALA Awards coverageMay/June 2018 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Making a Difference2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book...
      

Week in Review, October 15th - 26th

This week (and last week!) on hbook.com…We won a prize! October 2018 Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Election Day 2018, Empowering Girls and Women, Promoting Tolerance, Plagues and Medical BreakthroughsReviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz; illus. by the author; and Blue by Laura...
      

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for "paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society," draws to a close this week.For more information and a calendar of events, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website. Here are some interviews, recommended...
      

Trailblazing Latinx women

Quintero, Isabel  Photographic: The Life of Graciela IturbideMiddle school, high school     96 pp.     Getty2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Illustrated by Zeke Peña. Photographer Iturbide’s story is told in comic-panel format, with striking black-and-white illustrations, high-quality reproductions of her own photographs, and spare first-person narration drawing upon her writing...
      

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for "paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society," draws to a close this week.For more information and a calendar of events, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website. Here are some interviews, recommended...
      

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;...
      

On Meg Medina's "The Writer's Page: On Writing the American Familia" (from January 2016)

Children's author Meg Medina finds inspiration in the family stories she heard as a child, which "opened inside of me a sense of cultural history that wasn’t reflected in any book I was reading in school or seeing on any of my favorite television shows."In an article from the January/February...
      

Week in Review, October 10th-14th

This week on hbook.com…We'll be at Boston Book Festival tomorrow! Stop by booth #61 and say hi — and pick up Horn Book swag! Mag editor Elissa Gershowitz will also be hosting Jon Klassen's children's lit keynote at 10:30 am.In honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Bertha...
      

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for "paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society," draws to a close this week. Baby Matt watches his father. Photo courtesy Matt de la Peña.For more information and a calendar of events, visit...

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