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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, November 7th - 11th

This week on hbook.com…November's issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends)Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana...
      

November's Notes from the Horn Book

November's Notes from the Horn Book is on its way to subscribers now! We kick things off with 5Q for Nicola Yoon on her new novel The Sun Is Also a Star. In this issue you'll also find:• YA stories of finding love in troubled times• "wonderfall" seasonal picture books•...
      

The morning after

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[In a burst of apparently unwarranted Dewey-beats-Truman optimism, my original draft for this afternoon's Notes from the Horn Book editorial suggested that Hillary Clinton could do worse than read some E.B. White (Melissa Sweet's Some Writer! is reviewed in the issue) to guide her presidency. Probably still not a bad...
      

Wonderfall!

Bid goodbye to summer, embrace the natural beauty and coziness of autumn, and prepare for the coming cold with these seasonally appropriate new picture books.Kenard Pak's Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn offers a warm welcome to fall. "Hello, late summer morning," says a young girl in a red scarf as she...
      

Books mentioned in the November 2016 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Nicola YoonThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Delacorte, 14 years and up.YA love stories in troubling timesThe Memory of Things by Gae Polisner, St. Martin’s Griffin, 14 years and up.All We Have Left by Wendy Mills, Bloomsbury, 14 years and up.Cloudwish by Fiona Wood,...
      

Talented tweens

Discovering new talents — from running to writing to pranking — helps these middle-school protagonists figure out who they are and what their futures could be.In Ghost, the first volume of Jason Reynolds's Track series, seventh grader Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw has a talent for running as well as a tendency...
      

Trailblazers in the arts

The following books highlight groundbreaking figures in the arts and society at large: a beloved author of children's books and witty (and useful) works for adults; a folksinger who stood strong for his beliefs; a graffiti artist turned fine artist; and a little-known turn-of-the-twentieth-century female magician.In Some Writer!: The Story...
      

YA love stories in troubling times

Love can flourish in even the most challenging of circumstances. In the following stories, teens fall in love in the shadow of the September 11th attacks, at a self-harm therapy group, and despite cultural and familial pressures.In Gae Polisner's The Memory of Things, it's the morning of September 11, 2001,...
      

Five questions for Nicola Yoon

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Photo: Sonya SonesNatasha's family is about to be deported to Jamaica. It's a bad time to fall in love, and she fights it mightily. But Daniel Jae Ho Bae is so kind, sweet, and charming, she can't resist — and neither will readers be able to resist Nicola Yoon's romantic...

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