Preview May/June 2022 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The Newbery Centennial

Special Issue: The Newbery Centennial

Original cover art by 2010 Newbery honoree Grace Lin.

Editorial page by special guest Kathleen T. Horning.

A welcome letter from John Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force Chair Susan H. Polos.

Sue Melcher’s family memories of Newbery and Caldecott found Frederic G. Melcher.

From Trend to Norm: advice from Newbery winner Linda Sue Park on how the last twenty years of the Newbery can guide us.

Nina Lindsay interviews Ginny Moore Kruse, chair of the last joint Newbery/Caldecott committee and the first separate Newbery committee.

2021 Newbery Chair Jonda C. McNair on making difficult decisions and wearing many hats.

Kathleen T. Horning on the doll protagonist of Newbery winner Hitty: Her First Hundred Years, a “public person.”

Nicholl Denice Montgomery hopes for more — and more current — representation of Black girls among Newbery winners.

Julie Danielson looks at the Newbery and art.

Sylvia Vardell on poetry and the Newbery.

Jocelyn Van Tuyl on The Slave Dancer, the book that “made [her] hate the Newbery.”

“After the Call”: essays from Susan Cooper, Katherine Paterson, Cynthia Voigt, Patricia MacLachlan, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Sharon Creech, Karen Cushman, Karen Hesse, Avi, Kate DiCamillo, Cynthia Kadohata, Lynne Rae Perkins, Susan Patron, Neil Gaiman, Clare Vanderpool, Jack Gantos, Katherine Applegate, Matt de la Peña, Erin Entrada Kelly, Meg Medina, Jerry Craft, Tae Keller, Donna Barba Higuera

Kathleen T. Horning shares “Newbery Knowledge” trivia throughout the issue.

Single copies of this special issue are available for $15.00 including postage and may be ordered from:

Kristy South
Administrative Coordinator, The Horn Book
Phone 888-282-5852 | Fax 614-733-7269

Full subscription information is here

Horn Book
Horn Book

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing.