Preview May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Our Centennial

Special Issue: Our Centennial

Cover art by April Harrison from Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller, written by Breanna J. McDaniel.

Elissa Gershowitz, Anita Silvey, and Roger Sutton discuss their experiences in the role of Horn Book editor in chief.

Sujei Lugo offers a “salute” to the work of important BIPOC children’s librarians Charlemae Hill Rollins, Pura T. Belpré Nogueras, Augusta Braxton Baker, Effie Lee Morris, and Lotsee Patterson.

HB 100: Nonfiction & Horn Book History: Continuing our centennial coverage with discussion of this issue’s mini-theme.

“Blowing the Horn”: essays and artwork from Selina Alko, Autumn Allen, M. T. Anderson, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Susan Cooper, Christy Hale, Kevin Hawkes, Deborah Heiligman, Kevin Henkes, Erin Entrada Kelly, Minh Lê, Carole Lindstrom, Gregory Maguire, Barbara McClintock, Yuyi Morales, Frank Morrison, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, Lynne Rae Perkins, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Anne E. Quirk, James E. Ransome, Raúl the Third, Peter H. Reynolds, Sergio Ruzzier, Steve Sheinkin, Laurel Snyder, Caren Stelson, Jillian Tamaki, Duncan Tonatiuh, Elizabeth Wein, Rita Williams-Garcia, Liza Woodruff, and Lisa Yee.

Writer’s Page columns related to this issue’s mini-theme: Alice Faye Duncan on “standing on the shoulders” of Black literary giants; Steve Sheinkin on an Impossible Escape research trip (plus report from Dean Schneider on a school visit); Tanya Lee Stone on the “alone/together collaboration” of book-making, and Jack Gantos on literary landmarks from 1970s Boston (complete with map).


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