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Week in Review, May 29th-June 2nd

  This week on hbook.com... Dashka Slater Talks with Roger about Accountable   From the May/June 2023 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future: Seeing Ourselves: All Books for All by Angela Joy GTFOH with Magical Headaches: Chronic Pain in YA Fantasy by Katie Bircher Seeing...

July/August 2023 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from When You Can Swim by Jack Wong. The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo; illus. by Frank Morrison (Lee & Low) In the Night Garden by Carin Berger (Porter/Holiday) Mine! by Candace Fleming; illus....

Week in Review, May 22nd-26th

  This week on hbook.com... Jesús Trejo and Eliza Kinkz Talk with Roger about Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock   From the May/June 2023 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future: Field Notes: Beyond the "Hero's Journey": We Need Diverse Curricula by Julie Hakim Azzam Seeing Ourselves:...

Week in Review, May 15th-19th

  This week on hbook.com... May Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Vashti Harrison about Big + 7 self-empowerment + self-love picture books, 6 diverse stories for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and 4 YA memoirs   From the May/June 2023 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Diverse Books:...

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time for "paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society." Books for children and teens "that authentically portray the Jewish experience" can be found at the Association of Jewish Libraries' Sydney Taylor Book Awards....

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, "a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States." Here are some articles, interviews, and booklists by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to help acknowledge, celebrate, and amplify the voices of children's book creators of Asian and Pacific...

Five Questions for Librarian Akunna Eneh

Akunna Eneh is programs & community outreach librarian for the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, one of the hosts of the Greater Roxbury Book Fair. This FREE community event takes place on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 12–5pm.  1. Your title is Programs & Community Outreach Librarian. What does your job look...

That's #MyJAHM: Books for Jewish American Heritage Month

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Whatever your JAHM, er, your jam — or your age or genre preferences — here are some recent recommended books (a non-exhaustive list!) about varied Jewish experiences, in the U.S. and beyond. There’s fiction and nonfiction; there’s humor and fantasy. In some of these books, Judaism and Jewish identity are...

Week in Review, May 8th-12th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the May/June 2023 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future: CCBC and Diverse Books: Numbers Are Just Part of the Story by Merri V. Lindgren, Megan Schliesman, Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, and Madeline Tyner Seeing Ourselves: Listen to the Kids...
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