Table of Contents: March/April 2022 Horn Book Magazine

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The Shut Doors of Libraries by Jeannine Atkins
How Black librarians fought segregation.

Graphic Memoirs by Sylvie Kantorovitz
Why we read them. Why we need them.

Board Books Get an Award of Their Own by Rachel G. Payne
An interview with the founders of the new Margaret Wise Brown Board Book Award.




History in Motion by Elissa Gershowitz
“History is made up of what’s lost as well as saved.”

Field Notes

Teaching Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Dean Schneider
The art of the writing prompt.

On Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh

The Writer’s Page

“Why Don’t You Write About White People?” by Mildred Pitts Walter
A CSK Award–winning author and civil rights activist issues a call to action to white writers.


“The Horn Book” by Jonny Hawkins



Book Reviews



March/April Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

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