September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker; illus. by Ekua Holmes.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine.

Maybe… by Chris Haughton (Candlewick) 

A House by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)

Bright Star by Yuyi Morales (Porter/Holiday)

Hurricane by John Rocco (Little, Brown) 

Oscar’s Tower of Flowers by Lauren Tobia (Candlewick)

Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker; illus. by Ekua Holmes (Schwartz/Random)

A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi by James Yang (Viking) 

The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley (Candlewick)

The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Sophie Blackall (Candlewick) 

Switch by A.S. King (Dutton) 

Pax: Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker; illus. by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier (HarperAlley/HarperCollins) 

Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen; illus. by Aaron Becker (Little, Brown) 

Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper; illus. by Rory Lucey (First Second) 

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho; illus. by Teresa Martinez (Harper/HarperCollins) 

Run: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; illus. by L. Fury with Nate Powell (Good Trouble Productions/ComicArts/Abrams) 

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon (Candlewick)

Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress by Alicia D. Williams; illus. by April Harrison (Schwartz/Random)

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin (Candlewick)

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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