Barbara Bader (1927-2021)

We were saddened to learn from her daughter Emily that Barbara Bader died earlier this week. Barbara was a Horn Book stalwart and one of the "Great Ladies" of our publication. The September/October issue of the Magazine will include an appreciation (and see Kevin Henkes's own, from 2018); and you can read some of her articles here, including:

 

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton was editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. from 1996-2021. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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Jack Bierhorst

A great mind and a great friend. We were in constant contact over the past half dozen years. Mostly politics, some books, a little poetry. Always plenty to talk about. She will be sorely missed.

Posted : Aug 28, 2021 02:42


Margaret Robson Kett

So very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Her American Picturebooks: from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within is my constant study in thinking about books being published now. Vale Barbara.

Posted : Aug 21, 2021 04:17


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