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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 11th - 15th

This week on hbook.com…February 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: #5Q for Claire Hartfield, intermediate/middle-school nonfiction for Black History Month, picture books that model self-love, community, and pride for very young children of color, out-of-the-ordinary YA love stories whose teen protagonists defy cosmic forces to be togetherReviews of...
      

February Notes from the Horn Book newsletter

Notes from the Horn Book subscribers are receiving our February issue right...about...now. In this month's newsletter we interview 2019 CSK Author Award winner Claire Hartfield about A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. You'll also find more intermediate/middle-school nonfiction for Black History Month picture books that model...
      

Star-crossed love

Space, time, war, death, capricious gods: teen protagonists defy cosmic forces to be together in these out-of-the-ordinary love stories.On a Sunbeam, Tillie Walden's serial webcomic turned epic graphic novel, follows two alternating, far-future timelines. In the first, eighteen-year-old Mia seeks her place among the tight-knit crewmates of a spacecraft; five...
      

Picture book love and community

These new picture books model self-love, strength in community, and pride in identity for very young children of color.Hands Up! by Breanna J. McDaniel, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, is an affirmation of self-love for children of color. An exuberant brown-skinned girl recounts many situations in which she puts her...
      

Celebrating Black History 2019

February is Black History Month. The following nonfiction titles present informative, inspirational, and moving stories about notable African American people and events, to be shared with readers all year long. See also our Five Questions interview with Claire Hartfield, winner of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Author Award for A...
      

From the Editor - February 2019

You may know this from your copy of the latest issue of The Horn Book Herald, but I want again to direct you to our bounteous content about all the ALA award winners announced late last month. There are an interview with and five questions for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina;...
      

Books mentioned in the February 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Claire HartfieldA Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield, Clarion, 12–16 years.Celebrating Black History 2019The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson, Houghton/Versify, 8–14 years.We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, illus....
      

Five questions for Claire Hartfield

Photo: Brian McConkey.With painstaking historical detail, Claire Hartfield’s nonfiction book  A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Clarion, 12–16 years) recounts the week of violence in 1919 Chicago that left thirty-eight people dead and 537 wounded (two-thirds of the casualties were black; one-third, white) and the underlying...

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