From the Editor - March 2023

Here in Massachusetts we’re on the heels of a snowstorm — but there are signs of springtime, most notably on our cheery March/April Horn Book Magazine cover, with art by Juana Medina from Elena Rides / Elena monta en bici. See also Ramona (March/April 2016), Sparrowboy (September/October 2017), and the Patchwork Bike rider (January/February 2020) for more kids-on-bikes-on-Horn-Book-covers; and visit our online cover gallery here.

Earlier this week we marked the birthday of the Horn Book’s first editor Bertha Mahony Miller, one of the “Great Ladies” we’ve been celebrating during Women’s History Month. Find more on Twitter and Facebook at #HBWomensHistoryMonth all throughout March (and all year long). Bertha founded the Horn Book ninety-nine years ago, so that makes 2024 our centennial…our brainstorm list for how to celebrate is a mile long, and we take requests!

From the March 2023 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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