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Letter to the Editor from Bill McCullam and Response from Roger Sutton, February 2020

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November/December 2019 Horn Book  It will not readily be appreciated how much a watershed the 2019 Zena Sutherland Lecture and Gene Luen Yang article represents for The Horn Book (and the Newbery and Caldecott committees). Since, at least, the February 1963 issue when Ruth Hill Viguers took a stand for...

Letter to the Editor from Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley, November 2019

September/October 2019 Horn Book     Thank you so much for publishing the wonderful article by Kitty Flynn celebrating this year’s twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health. We agree with Flynn that “the language around gender and sexual orientation…has evolved quite a...

Letter to the Editor from Lee Bennett Hopkins, July/August 1990

July/August 1990 Horn Book To the Editor, It is a fact: Eloise Greenfield is the only Black writer of children’s poetry currently being published in the United States; her latest volume, Nathaniel Talking (Black Butterfly Children’s Books), appeared in 1989. It seems quite incredible that, with over four thousand books...

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...
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