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Suffrage Centennial 1920-2020

Tuesday, August 18, marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment: "The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex..." Three new nonfiction books on women's suffrage...
      

Muslim Women's Day

In honor of Muslim Women's Day, re-read Julie Hakim Azzam's "Books in the Home" article: "'Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books,"from the November/December 2016 Horn Book Magazine. See also Five Questions for Jasmine Warga about Other Words for Home and "We Need Diverse Jewish...
      

Women's History Month 2020, Week 1

Throughout March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting articles and reviews from the Horn Book archive that are by and/or about women, girls, and female-identifying people. Look for the social media tag #HBWomensHistoryMonth on Facebook.com/TheHornBook and @HornBook.   This week's featured posts: Collective biographies for Women's History Month Five...
      

Women's History Month 2020

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate the accomplishments of women and female-identifying people — and in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted some (but not all) women the right to vote — we will be highlighting speeches, interviews, articles, books, and more that underscore...
      

All Woman Spacewalk

If you were inspired by this morning's history-making all-woman spacewalk -- like we were! -- here are some booklists about: strong women making an impact,  picture-book biographies of pioneering women, collective biographies of "brazen" women, and groundbreaking women in STEAM. And don't miss the new picture book Astro Girl, by...
      

"Informational children's books" FTW

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Jeopardy! fans know that record-smashing contestant James Holzhauer's secret is reading "informational children's books." Perhaps James — or wannabe Jameses — might benefit from a subscription to The Horn Book Guide. Or maybe he should sign up for Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book; our latest issue featured "Collective biographies...
      

Week in Review, March 25th - 29th

This week on hbook.com…Last chance to apply for a summer internship!March Nonfiction Notes: collective biographies for Women's History Month; springy poetry collections for National Poetry Month; books about animal migration; and titles about librarianship and information scienceReviews of the Week: Picture Book: Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis Fiction: Dig. by...
      

Collective biographies for Women's History Month

Bagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the WorldMiddle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First SecondTranslated by Montana Kane. French artist Bagieu's brief vignettes of sequential comics art expose readers to brazen women of all fields, times, and places, both famous and little-known. Each entry gives just enough information...
      

Who run the world?

March is Women’s History Month. These inspiring nonfiction books for primary and intermediate readers relate how determined girls pursued their dreams — and their faith in a better future — to become trailblazers in the arts, sports, STEM, and social justice. For more recommended reading about extraordinary women, click on...
      

Week in Review, March 27th-31st

This week on hbook.com…"The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: A Conversation with Kathleen T. Horning" by Martha V. ParravanoPeter H. Reynolds VIDEO Talks with RogerAmy Sarig King Talks with RogerEditor Sarah Pieters Talks with RogerWomen’s History Month, Week 5World Autism Awareness Week and Autism Acceptance/Awareness MonthReviews of the Week: Picture Book: Spring for...

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