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Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, with this year's theme being "Invest in Our Planet." See the following book recommendations, articles, and links for recent children's books related to the appreciation and preservation of our planet: Nature walks (from November 2021 Notes from the Horn Book) For Earth Day: Protecting...
      

2021 Booklists and Resources Master List

Booklists and resources on holidays, special events, seasons, social justice...and trees? We've covered a wide range of topics for all age levels in 2021, so we've compiled them together for readers to find some great new books to enjoy and share. Don't miss out — subscribe to The Horn Book...
      

Week in Review, November 8th-12th

  This week on hbook.com... November Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Thomas King about Borders; 6 middle-grade/middle-school books for Native American Heritage Month; 4 YA novels for Transgender Awareness Week; 5 picture books about nature walks Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock Talk with Roger about Salt Magic...
      

Five questions for Thomas King

Originally a short story in the author’s 1993 adult collection One Good Story, That One, Thomas King’s Borders (Little, Brown, 11 years and up) is now a graphic novel, illustrated by Natasha Donovan. When the narrator and his mother are stopped at the U.S.-Canada border and asked about their citizenship,...
      

Books mentioned in the November 2021 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Thomas King Borders by Thomas King, illus. by Natasha Donovan; Little, Brown. Middle-grade-and-up for Native American Heritage Month Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac; Dial. Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac; Dial. The Sea in Winter by Christine Day; Heartdrum/HarperCollins. A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger; Levine...
      

From the Editor - November 2021

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“I’m not sure that I know how to write for adults or how to write for children, or if there is a big difference. So when I write, I write for readers,” says Thomas King in this issue's Five Questions interview, and God bless him. We have all read books...
      

Nature walks

November in New England is an especially wonderful time to take a nature walk. These recent picture books capture the special feeling of walking around in the great outdoors, with or without a chill in the air. See also 2021: The Year of the Tree? and last week’s Guide/Reviews Database...
      

Transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary characters

The following YA titles star trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary characters whose identities are central to their stories without telling their whole stories. See also reviews of The Passing Playbook and Between Perfect and Real; Five Questions for Aiden Thomas about Cemetery Boys; and find additional books, articles, interviews, and more. Transgender Awareness...
      

Middle-grade-and-up for Native American Heritage Month

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November is Native American Heritage Month. The following new books for middle-graders and middle-schoolers, all written by Indigenous creators, offer variety and depth in their depictions of Native characters and lives. See also Five Questions for Thomas King about Borders; reviews of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States...
      

Newsletter Archives

[See also our Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book archives]   2022 January 2022 Five questions for Marilyn Nelson Nonfiction for Black History Month 2022 Stepping up Black family love From the Editor February 2022 Five questions for Christine McDonnell and Victoria Tentler-Krylov Picture-book biographies for Women's History Month 2022...
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