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 ALA Youth Media Awards. I’ll be there — my first LibLearnX — and hope to see you: I’ll be the redhead in the #HB100 T-shirt. And please join me this Thursday, January 18, for our first live virtual event of 2024, kicking off our centennial-year celebration. Graciously hosted by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, “Cover to Cover, with Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Jack Wong” features two BGHB Award–winning Horn Book Magazine cover artists in conversation…and it’s free!

From the January 2024 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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