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Ursula K. Le Guin's April 1973 Letter to the Editor

Eleanor Cameron’s remarks on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Horn Book may draw some fire upon her; it’s always perilous to do anything to a bestseller but adulate it. My response to her October article is one of relief and hearty thanks. It is good to have an...

Letter to the Editor from Karen Coy, August 2017

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May/June and July/August 2017 Horn BookI was dismayed by the May/June edition of The Horn Book.  I am not a Republican and find it shocking and depressing that a vulgar man like Trump could win the nomination of a major political party, let alone be elected as president of the...

Letter to the Editor from Leslie J. Kitchin, August 2017

To the Editor,I was so pleased to see my letter published in the September/October issue. However, I would like to make a correction: I am from Fairbanks, Alaska — not Arkansas!I would also like to add that events that occurred since I wrote that letter have only reinforced that Mr....

Letters to the Editor, September/October 2017

July/August 2017 Horn BookAs a longtime Horn Book subscriber, a former children’s librarian, and an advocate for social justice education, the letters to the editor in the July/August 2017 issue simultaneously encouraged and discouraged me. I was encouraged because expressing differences of opinion is a healthy and necessary element of...

Letters to the Editor, July/August 2017, and Response from Roger Sutton

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May/June 2017 Horn BookI’m writing to comment on an article in your May/June 2017 issue titled “Laughter and Resistance: Humor as a Weapon in the Age of Trump.”My comment regarding this article is in regard to Philip Nel’s language and opinions presented as if facts about President Trump.It would be...

Letter to the Editor from Jean Stewart, July 2017

July/August 2017 Horn BookHello, Mr. Sutton,Happy 4th of July to you and your staff! I received the latest issue of Hornbook and plan to save the bulk of it for airplane reading next week because I like to put sticky notes next to interesting titles to seek out, but in...

Letter to the Editor from Tracy Aitken, January/February 2017, and Response from Roger Sutton

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January/February 2017 Horn BookJanuary 5, 2017Good morning Mr. Sutton,I felt inclined to write to you following my reading of your editorial letter to Dr. Carla Hayden. I would like to preface my comments by revealing that I did not vote for President-Elect Trump.This morning's news contained a disturbing video of...

Letter to the Editor from Ginny Moore Kruse, March/April 2016

March/April 2016 Horn BookEver since I read the recent Horn Book tribute to Beverly Cleary, my friend and colleague Eliza T. Dresang has been in my mind. Now that the 100th anniversary of Beverly Cleary's birth is being celebrated, I'm thinking of both of these amazing women. Perhaps Eliza is...

Letter to the Editor from Lydia Gagliano, July/August 2015

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July/August 2015 Horn BookRegarding Jacqueline Woodson’s Coretta Scott King Author Award acceptance speech: I’m not at all certain why Ms. Woodson thought it important to label the young reporter who interviewed her at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival as “white.” She then follows this with a bit of mind-reading, saying...
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