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Preview November/December 2021 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Paul O. Zelinsky from Red and Green and Blue and White, written by Lee Wind. Leonard S. Marcus remembers Eric Carle, 1929–2021. “When Failure Is Not an Option”: Christine Taylor-Butler on sparking creativity and making connections with diverse STEM experts. Eric Rohmann reflects on “Bad Books (and...

Preview September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor. The Zena Sutherland Lecture: Jason Reynolds on his father’s final lesson. An excerpt from Eugene Yelchin’s forthcoming memoir, The Genius Under the Table. Author Ann Clare LeZotte recalls how she learned to love books as a prelingual deaf child. The Writer’s Page: Sayantani DasGupta on children’s literature and radical imagination. Horn BOO!: a roundup of Halloween books. ...

Preview July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards. Original cover art by 2021 Caldecott Medal winner Michaela Goade. “2020 in Pictures and Words”: The Horn Book editors discuss the children’s book landscape in an unusual and groundbreaking year. Michaela Goade’s Caldecott Medal acceptance speech. A profile of Michaela Goade by her agent, Kirsten Hall....

Preview May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25

Special issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25 Cover art by Paola Escobar from Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise. Editorial page by special guest Sujei Lugo. A welcome letter from 2020–21 vice president/president-elect of ALSC; REFORMA past president; and Belpré...

Preview March/April 2021 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham. Editorial: Women's History Month “Nonfiction Windows So White”: Marc Aronson calls for diverse perspectives. Carole Boston Weatherford on challenges for BIPOC authors. “Why Read Books from the Past?” An excerpt from Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls...

Preview January/February 2021 Horn Book Magazine

Original cover art by Oge Mora. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2020. Coverage of the 2020 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards virtual celebration: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. Kathleen T. Horning interviews Leslie Brody, author of the Louise Fitzhugh biography Sometimes You Have to Lie. An update on the CCBC’s diversity statistics from Madeline Tyner. Gregory Maguire remembers Jill...

Fanfare 2020 Annotations

Welcome to Fanfare, our choices of the best books of 2020. When The Horn Book’s tiny office went from wall-to-wall books, ARCs, effin’ jeez, and piles and piles of still more books to fully remote, there was a lot of uncertainty. Overnight, our digital tag line — It’s virtually a...

Holiday High Notes 2020

’Twas the holiday issue, and all across Boston... the remote-working Horn Bookers were writing reviews of recommended new and reissued Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas books. (See also Marjorie Ingall’s article “What Makes a Good Hanukkah Book?” in the November/December 2020 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.)   Jack and Santa...

Preview November/December 2020 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Once upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff. Published by Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House. Elizabeth Partridge on writing as an act of defiance. A Call to Action from The Brown Bookshelf by Paula Chase, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, Kelly Starling Lyons, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and Renée Watson “to imagine a new way of doing business, and abandon anti-Black and...
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