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2019 BGHB Nonfiction Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal's Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here.Read reviews of all of the...

2019 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal's Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here.Read reviews of all of the...

2019 BGHB Picture Book Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal's Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here. Read reviews of all of...

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: National Poetry Month

• Five Questions for Margarita Engle• "How I Discovered YA Poetry" by Marilyn Nelson• What Makes Good Poetry? e-newsletter• Roger Talks with Andrea Davis Pinkney (video) and with Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan• Be "the Hero and the Author" of Your Story: Elizabeth Acevedo at Simmons University• Recommended Poetry Titles...

February 2019 Horn Book Herald - ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

Congratulations to all of the 2019 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. In this issue, we chat with Meg Medina, newly minted Newbery Medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. You'll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2019 winners, history (and critique) of the awards, and...

Five questions for Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick

Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon. Photo: Sam Bond Photography.In new picture book Dear Substitute (Disney-Hyperion, 4–7 years), a little girl arrives at school to find her regular teacher out sick (“Dear Substitute, / Wow. This is a surprise. / What are you doing here?”). She works through the disorientation...

August 2018 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: High School

The Poet Xby Elizabeth AcevedoHarperTeen     361 pp3/18     978-0-06-266280-4     $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-266282-8     $9.99Fifteen-year-old Xiomara, a self-described "brown and big and angry" Dominican girl from Harlem, finds peace in writing poetry. The slow-burning suspense of what will transpire when devoutly Catholic Mami discovers Xiomara's clandestine relationship with a classmate is eclipsed only...

August 2018 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: Middle School

March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nineby Melba Pattillo Beals; illus. by Frank MorrisonHoughton     214 pp.1/18     978-1-328-88212-7     $16.99As one of the Little Rock Nine, Beals helped integrate Central High School in 1957; here she recounts the childhood years that led up to that important step (described in...

August 2018 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: Intermediate

Stella Díaz Has Something to Sayby Angela Dominguez; illus. by the authorRoaring Brook     202 pp.1/18     978-1-62672-858-5     $16.99Shy, artistic third grader Stella Díaz, who emigrated from Mexico to Chicago, is self-conscious about her accent and occasional English blunders. She's also worried about being in a different class than best friend Jenny....
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