It is with hugely mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of Martha V. Parravano as Book Review Editor on Friday, May 5, 2023. A longtime/lifelong (!) Horn Booker, she is known as "keeper of the Horn Book flame" (--Editor Emeritus Roger Sutton). Pause. For. Weeping.

But now the very good news: we are lucky and thrilled that Martha will be staying on as Contributing Editor, continuing to bring her unparalleled expertise, experience, and warmth of spirit to her colleagues and to the Horn Book’s work and publications — and, yes, that includes Calling Caldecott! More to come in the July/August issue of the Magazine. For now, please join me in wishing Martha an invigorating yet relaxing next chapter.  

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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Julie Danielson

The MVP, indeed. I consider myself immensely lucky that I got to work with — and learn from — her. -- Jules Danielson

Posted : May 08, 2023 08:25

Monica Edinger

Congratulations, Martha

Posted : May 01, 2023 09:58

Sam Bloom

Congratulations, Martha; you're the best!

Posted : May 01, 2023 08:17

Andrew Thorne

Martha, congrats! It was a privilege to work with you and I’m happy to wish you nothing but the best in (semi) retirement!

Posted : May 01, 2023 08:16



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