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"With a Salute to All Children's Librarians": Amplifying the Work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Left to right: Dr. Henrietta M. Smith, Effie Lee Morris, and Dr. Claudette S. McLinn. Photo courtesy of Claudette S. McLinn. Throughout its hundred years, the Horn Book has reviewed the works of prominent BIPOC children’s librarians; their names have been mentioned within interviews, articles, book award recaps; and, like...

Review of Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller

Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller by Breanna J. McDaniel; illus. by April HarrisonPrimary    Dial    40 pp.1/24    9780593324202    $18.99e-book ed.  9780593324219    $11.99Few people have had more of an impact on African American children’s literature than griot, educator, and librarian Augusta Baker (1911–1998). Her...

Five questions for Breanna J. McDaniel and April Harrison

The picture-book biography Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller (Dial, 5–8 years) introduces young readers to a groundbreaking Black librarian and her contributions. We spoke with author Breanna J. McDaniel (a former Horn Book Guide reviewer and graduate of the Center for the...

Letter to the Editor from Margaret Bush, January/February 2012

September/October 2011 Horn BookBarbara Bader’s series of articles on the “second generation” of prominent librarians in the children’s services field (“Virginia Haviland,” January/February 2011; “Augusta Baker,” May/June 2011; “Mildred Batchelder,” September/October 2011) has been enjoyable to read. For the small number of us who worked with these librarians or knew...

An Interview with Augusta Baker

by Henrietta M. SmithHENRIETTA M. SMITH: Will you tell me a little about your childhood?AUGUSTA BAKER: I was an only child, so I had to entertain myself a lot. There were no nursery schools, and I guess I must have driven my mother crazy with endless questions. My father, Winsfort...

The Changing Image of the Black in Children's Literature

by Augusta BakerIn the 1920's and 1930's, children's books seemed to foster prejudice by planting false images in the minds of children. Most authors were white, with little knowledge about black life, and yet they wrote as if they were authorities. No wonder it was an accepted fact in children's...

Profile of Newbery Medalist Paula Fox

by Augusta Baker Photo: Mimi Forsyth.The Slave Dancer is Paula Fox's first historical novel, though she has written fourteen books, eleven for children and three for adults. The novel is set in 1840 but its vividness reaches beyond the past — beyond the horror, the cruelty, and the ugliness of...

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