Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2019

January/February 2019 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


Horn Book Fanfare by Horn Book editors
Our choices for the best books of 2018.

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

BGHB Awards Gallery 2018
Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees.

Picture Book


Fiction and Poetry

"Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?" by Uma Krishnaswami
Diverse children’s books that act as prisms for readers.

"Vladimir Radunsky and the Soviet Avant-Garde" by Eugene Yelchin
Gleeful, rebellious, innovative.

"Remembering Russell Freedman" by Dinah Stevenson
A professional collaboration and a precious friendship.


"Technicolor Dreams" by Elissa Gershowitz
Ruminations on the past — with an eye toward the future.

Happy Anniversary
"I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip." by Roger Sutton
Our new column celebrates noteworthy anniversaries; John Donovan’s novel turns fifty in 2019.

The Writer’s Page
“Speak with Us, Not for Us” by Grace Lin
A message for white writers who want to support diverse books and authors.

“Exotic Animals, Book for Children” by Naomi Shihab Nye
A poem for all children in difficult places.


Book Reviews


On the Web

January/February Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover © 2019 by Jillian Tamaki. Page 1 art from Julián Is a Mermaid. © 2018 by Jessica Love.

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