Books mentioned in the February 2024 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Dean Robbins and Susanna Chapman
The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! by Dean Robbins, illus. by Susanna Chapman; Candlewick.

Express yourself
Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll by Tonya Bolden, illus. by R. Gregory Christie; Harper/HarperCollins.
Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews by Julie Hedlund, illus. by Ilaria Urbinati; Little Bee.
What Music!: The Fifty-Year Friendship Between Beethoven and Nannette Streicher, Who Built His Pianos by Laurie Lawlor, illus. by Becca Stadtlander; Holiday.
One of a Kind: The Life of Sydney Taylor by Richard Michelson, illus. by Sarah Green; Calkins/Astra.
The Little Books of the Little Brontës by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Briony May Smith; Tundra.
Gifts from Georgia’s Garden: How Georgia O’Keeffe Nourished Her Art by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Hadley Hooper; Porter/Holiday.
A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Maud Lewis by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Lauren Soloy; Greystone Kids.
The Rock in My Throat by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Jiemei Lin; Carolrhoda.

Across so many years
Across So Many Seas by Ruth Behar; Paulsen/Penguin.
One Big Open Sky by Lesa Cline-Ransome; Holiday.
A Season Most Unfair by J. Anderson Coats; Atheneum.
I Am Kavi by Thushanthi Ponweera; Holiday.

Empowering tales
Plan A by Deb Caletti; Labyrinth Road/Random.
Rain Remembers by Courtne Comrie; Harper/HarperCollins.
Bright Red Fruit by Safia Elhillo; Make Me a World/Random.
Those Pink Mountain Nights by Jen Ferguson; Heartdrum/HarperCollins.
Mani Semilla Finds Her Quetzal Voice by Anna Lapera; Levine/Levine Querido.
The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes; Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins.

From the February 2024 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

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