Preview September/October 2022 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Vera Brosgol from A Spoonful of Frogs, written by Casey Lyall.

The Zena Sutherland Lecture: Yuyi Morales on her journey of transformation.

Tanya Lee Stone on authors of nonfiction who participate in their books’ design.

Field Notes: Adrienne L. Pettinelli recounts what happened when “the book banners came” for her library.

Horn BOO!: a roundup of Halloween books. 

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Adrienne Pettinelli has described in her personal reflection, The Day the Book Banners Came for us,” a too familiar experience that many are having to endure in today’s political climate. Pettinelli’s article related how social media can cause discord for public libraries. Pettinelli, in her article, provides solutions, based on her recent experiences, on how to answer concerns about books on social issues. Her article is a must read for, not only librarians and educators, but for everyone.

Posted : Aug 28, 2022 02:52



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