From the Editor - February 2023

We hope you had a sweet Valentine’s Day yesterday, with candy, friendship, and “…a Good YA Love Story,” if that’s your thing. Mid–Black History Month, find our continuing daily coverage, with reviews, articles, and posts about people, places, events, and more that have helped shape Black history, American history, and world history. Next month is Women’s History Month, and we’ve compiled new YA historical fiction titles starring memorable female characters to go with our Five Questions interview. Watch for this tag all throughout March, and consult the Guide/Reviews Database: Subject: Women--Biographies for real-life figures who’ve made a difference.

The March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine went to press last Thursday afternoon.* After a brief moment of staring at a blank wall, now we’re hard at work on our annual May/June special issue on the theme: diverse books—past, present, and future. Lots more information to come!

*As of press time, members of the HarperCollins Union (UAW Local 2110) continued to be on strike; later that day, they announced a tentative agreement!

From the February 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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