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Review of Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Jeffery Boston WeatherfordPrimary, Intermediate    Millbrook    40 pp.    g2/22    978-1-5415-6040-6    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-5415-9936-9    $9.99Mary Hamilton was a teacher, a ­Freedom Rider, a CORE regional director, and an agent of change. Carole Boston ­Weatherford’s (Unspeakable,...
      

Reviews of the 2022 CSK Author Award Winners

Winner Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Floyd Cooper Primary, Intermediate    Carolrhoda    32 pp.    g 2/21    978-1-5415-8120-3    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-7284-1738-7    $27.99 In 1921, over the course of sixteen hours, the Black community of Greenwood, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was all but destroyed, with most of...
      

Unspeakable: Carole Boston Weatherford's 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

Gratitude overflows for those who inspired and encouraged me to tackle this tough topic. The late Tom ­Feelings, a pioneering illustrator, planted the seed when he showed me drawings for a still-unpublished work-in-progress about lynching. More than a decade later, my mother passed down family lore about a relative who...
      

BGHB 2021: Unspeakable

Nonfiction week continues in our month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.   Today, judge Shoshana Flax introduces the 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Book Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre:   The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Award for Nonfiction is presented to author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd...
      

Profile of 2021 CSK Illustrator Award winner Frank Morrison

When I met Frank in person, the first thing I noticed was his warm smile. But long before we exchanged smiles and hugs for the first time at the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art show several years ago, I had met Frank through his incredible artwork. Many years before, I...
      

2021 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Frank Morrison

Man, it was hot that day. One of those summer days when you don’t go outside unless you can find a good spot of shade. The days when the ice-cream man doesn’t come out until the sun sets. The days when if you’re fortunate enough to be in the house,...
      

Presenting the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

  On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2021 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Prestigious Program...
      

Publishers' Preview: Spring 2021: Five Questions for Carole Boston Weatherford

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Spring 2021, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Unspeakable indeed was...
      

A Note from Me (Mar 19, 2021)

Dear friends: Happy anniversary? This week marks a year now that the Horn Book has been working from home, and I remain grateful and amazed that we’ve done it at all, much less as well as we have, thanks to our determined editors, Our Al, and our coworkers from the...
      

More Than a Footnote: Challenges for BIPOC Nonfiction Authors

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For as long as I can remember, I have had three loves: jazz, poetry, and history. Those passions merged in my 2000 nonfiction title The Sound That Jazz Makes — a manuscript that was rejected more than a dozen times. The book’s first review was so negative that I cried....
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