From the Editor - March 2022

Our daily coverage of Women’s History Month continues throughout March. Please join me in belatedly celebrating the March 13 birthday of the Horn Book’s founder Bertha Mahony Miller, and follow #HBWomensHistoryMonth on Twitter and Facebook.

As April’s National Poetry Month approaches, I’ve been thinking about all that poetry can be and do, especially in a time of upheaval and turmoil. Jason Reynolds provides an achingly spare verse-novel recounting of (and reckoning with) the year 2020. National Youth Poet Laureate and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman “sings” of change. Rosemary Wells pays homage to classic A. A. Milne. The New Yorker’s poetry editor Kevin Young evokes the soothing balm of the natural world. And our own Shoshana Flax pens Parodies for Charities, making us laugh — and, yes, groan — all for a good cause.

From the March 2022 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is acting editor in chief / executive editor 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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