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Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021)

Everybody here at the Horn Book is deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Pinkney, a great Friend of the Horn Book for many decades. I had just talked to Jerry, along with Rosemary Wells, for a Talks With Roger interview about their new picture book The Welcome Chair, which...

Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   Cousins and friends growing up together in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes celebrate community in Dream Street. Roger Sutton: It looks to me like this book...

Gary Paulsen (1939-2021)

"Anytime I’m on the ocean, or in a forest, next to a dog, or reading or writing a book, I’m home. I am — I know — a very lucky man." We were sad to hear about the death yesterday of author Gary Paulsen. A three-time Newbery honoree — for Hatchet,...

Sara Pennypacker Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   As we learn below, Sara Pennypacker knew she was not going to write a sequel to her 2016 novel Pax. But now, with Pax: Journey Home, she has. Roger...

Five questions for Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, and Nikkolas Smith

The 1619 Project, developed by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, with writers from the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, debuted in August 2019, marking “the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.” The project’s goal: “To reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and...

Wade Hudson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   With his wife Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson founded the Black children’s publishing company Just Us Books in 1988. In Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, Wade...

Publishers' Preview: Fall 2021: Five Questions for Veronica Chambers

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Fall 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 Clarion In Call...

Publishers' Preview: Fall 2021: Five Questions for Mem Fox & Mark Teague

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Fall 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 Cat Dog introduces...

Cherie Dimaline Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   In The Marrow Thieves (DCB, 2017) and now its companion, Hunting by Stars, Canadian Métis writer Cherie Dimaline imagines an ecological catastrophe that has taken from most their ability...
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