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Sunshine: Jarrett J. Krosoczka's 2023 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

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Time and chance have profoundly impacted my life and work. As a toddler, I was deeply fortunate to have my grandparents, Joseph and Shirley, gain legal custody of me when my mother could no longer provide adequate care. From elementary through high school, I serendipitously was placed in the classrooms...
      

From the Editor - January 2024

Earlier today Calling Caldecott announced the winner of its MOCK award, Big by Vashti Harrison, with honor books An American Story and There Was a Party for Langston; all superb choices! This coming Monday, January 22, we’ll know the winners of the actual 2024 Caldecott Medal and of the other...
      

Register for the 2023 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Virtual Celebration!

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NEW: Register for the 2023 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Virtual Celebration! Join us LIVE online Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:00pm Eastern for our first-ever, virtual, free Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration! The 2023 BGHB winners — Angeline Boulley, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Jack Wong — will read their acceptance speeches,...
      

Review of Sunshine

Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka; illus. by the author Middle School, High School    Graphix/Scholastic    240 pp. 4/23    978133856328    $24.99 Paper ed.  9781338356311    $14.99 e-book ed.  9781338747621    $14.99 This follow-up graphic memoir to Hey, Kiddo (rev. 9/18) is aesthetically similar to its predecessor but altogether different in subject and scope. Krosoczka...
      

Presenting the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book Editor in Chief Elissa Gershowitz announced the 2023 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2023 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED  Prestigious Program Honors...
      

May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine cover surprise

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Peek-a-boo! It's the complete May/June Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Breaking the Rules cover. Art by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, gif by Scholastic. ...
      

Table of Contents: May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Breaking the Rules

Cover © 2020 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.   Features Disturbing the Universe: Books That Broke the Rules by Roger Sutton and Betsy Hearne Two longtime reviewers chat about books that broke the rules. How Do You Solve a Problem like Nonfiction? by the Horn Book editors Which books belong in...
      

Preview May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Breaking the Rules

Special issue: Breaking the Rules Original cover art by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. “Rule Breakers”: essays and comics from Nina Crews, Kacen Callender, Remy Lai, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, Jasmine Warga, Lisa Brown, Kevin Noble Maillard, Martha Brockenbrough, Amy Sarig King, Lesléa Newman, Gene Luen Yang, Lynne Rae Perkins, Steve...
      

Hey, Kiddo: Jarrett J. Krosoczka's 2019 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

Hey, Kiddo is the story of my family history, and while it centers specifically on my upbringing, way back in the 1980s and 1990s, it is also the story of so many young people in America today. My hope is that my graphic memoir allows readers dealing with family trauma to...
      

CaldeComics, Part Two

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Today on Calling Caldecott, Alec Chunn writes about three 2018 graphic novels. This follows his October post, in which he wrote about three others. If you missed part one, it's here. — J.D.Though Elisa Gall and Jonathan Hunt made a pretty solid case for board books being recognized by the Caldecott...
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