Barbara Bader (1927-2021)

We were saddened to learn from her daughter Emily that Barbara Bader died earlier this week. Barbara was a Horn Book stalwart and one of the "Great Ladies" of our publication. The September/October issue of the Magazine will include an appreciation (and see Kevin Henkes's own, from 2018); and you can read some of her articles here, including:

 

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.
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Jack Bierhorst

A great mind and a great friend. We were in constant contact over the past half dozen years. Mostly politics, some books, a little poetry. Always plenty to talk about. She will be sorely missed.

Posted : Aug 28, 2021 02:42


Margaret Robson Kett

So very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Her American Picturebooks: from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within is my constant study in thinking about books being published now. Vale Barbara.

Posted : Aug 21, 2021 04:17


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