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Five questions for Christine McDonnell and Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Many Bostonians know about Rosie’s Place, the first-of-its-kind shelter in the U.S. for women, which continues to operate today as a “sanctuary of hope, a place where every woman [is] welcomed. Listened to. Understood. Loved.” Its founder was the fiercely persistent, radically empathetic, and highly quotable Kip Tiernan, whom readers...

Books mentioned in the February 2022 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Christine McDonnell and Victoria Tentler-Krylov Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation’s First Shelter for Women by Christine McDonnell, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov; Candlewick. Picture-book biographies for Women's History Month 2022 Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title...

From the Editor - February 2022

We’re continuing to celebrate Black History Month on and at #HBBlackHistoryMonth on Twitter and Facebook, with engaging articles, fascinating interviews, informative reviews, and more, every day in February (including this brand-new picture-book biographies booklist). Coming in like a lion is March, which is Women’s History Month, and this issue...

Historical fiction adventures

The authors of the five historical fiction novels below take high schoolers on inspiring worldwide journeys alongside female main characters who face enslavement, class disparity, disease, war, murder, and gender norms and limitations — and rise above them. The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah Middle School, High School   ...

Grrl power graphic novels and memoirs

In comic form, these six recent fiction and nonfiction books for middle-grade and middle-school readers feature girl protagonists who are passionate, resilient, adventurous, and fallible. Their experiences and development showcase the breadth of the comic format…and true grrl power. Look for Sylvie Kantorovitz’s article “Graphic Memoirs: Why We Read Them....

Picture-book biographies for Women’s History Month 2022

Since last Women’s History Month, we’ve reviewed enough picture-book biographies of remarkable, diverse women to create a new Guide/Reviews Database booklist, along with these nine noteworthy titles in the upcoming March/April Horn Book Magazine. See also Five Questions for Christine McDonnell and Victoria Tentler-Krylov about Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s...

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