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Five questions for Dean Robbins and Susanna Chapman

The picture-book biography The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! (Candlewick, 6–9 years) introduces young readers to a passionate musician whose long career also included influential advocacy for women in music. For books that sing a similar tune, see the “Express yourself” section of this issue of Notes...

Books mentioned in the February 2024 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Dean Robbins and Susanna Chapman The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! by Dean Robbins, illus. by Susanna Chapman; Candlewick. Express yourself Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll by Tonya Bolden, illus. by R. Gregory Christie; Harper/HarperCollins. Song After Song:...

From the Editor - February 2024

Our second “Cover to Cover” event with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has just been announced! “Reimagining Familiar Stories with Different Faces” features March/April Horn Book cover artist Kristen Joy Emack discussing her photo-essay centering a diverse group of teens in fairy tales. The talk — virtual...

Empowering tales

Oppressive patriarchal systems are to everyone’s detriment. The protagonists of these six novels for middle- and high-school readers do what they can to take back their power. See also our Women’s History Month tag and Women’s History Month 2024 coverage. Plan A by Deb Caletti High School    Labyrinth Road/Random    416...

Across so many years

These four historical novels for intermediate and middle-school readers bring to life the journeys of female protagonists from a wide range of points in history. See also “Learning from history” from the January 2023 Notes issue and “Living through history” from the July 2022 issue, plus our Women’s History Month...

Express yourself

In honor of Women’s History Month, coming up in March, here are eight picture-book biographies about women in the arts. See also our Five Questions interview with Dean Robbins and Susanna Chapman about The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith!, Guide/Reviews Database section The Arts, and our Women’s...

Five questions for Breanna J. McDaniel and April Harrison

The picture-book biography Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller (Dial, 5–8 years) introduces young readers to a groundbreaking Black librarian and her contributions. We spoke with author Breanna J. McDaniel (a former Horn Book Guide reviewer and graduate of the Center for the...

Books mentioned in the January 2024 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five Questions for Breanna J. McDaniel and April Harrison Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller by Breanna J. McDaniel, illus. by April Harrison; Dial. Go forth and help I’m Gonna Paint: Ralph Fasanella, Artist of the People by Anne Broyles, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov; Holiday. Fighting...

From the Editor - January 2024

Earlier today Calling Caldecott announced the winner of its MOCK award, Big by Vashti Harrison, with honor books An American Story and There Was a Party for Langston; all superb choices! This coming Monday, January 22, we’ll know the winners of the actual 2024 Caldecott Medal and of the other...
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