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Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2019: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50

Table of Contents Features “Let Our Rejoicing Rise” by Rudine Sims Bishop Celebrating fifty years of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. “An Interview with George and Bernette Ford” by Roger Sutton Two icons of Black children’s literature reflect on its history and future. “Just Us Books” by Cheryl Willis Hudson Behind the founding of […]

Preview May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50

Special Issue: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards at 50  On the cover: original artwork by Kadir Nelson, a gatefold portrait of Coretta Scott King. Editorial page by special guests Rudine Sims Bishop and Andrea Davis Pinkney.  A welcome letter from Claudette S. McLinn, current Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee Chair. “Let Our Rejoicing Rise”: Rudine […]

Coming soon: Blowing the Horn: The Horn Book Musical!

April Fools’! Sad to say, there’s no Horn Book musical in our future (YET 😉). But just imagine the possibilities for a showstopping tap-shoes-and-bow-ties dance number! Thanks as usual to resident prankster/punster Shoshana Flax. Musicals are everywhere these days, and we’re thrilled to announce that the Horn Book is getting in on the fun. Blowing […]

Horn Book Magazine — March/April 2019

Table of Contents Features “In the Breaking, Maybe Something Beautiful” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Adapted from the author’s 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture. “My Characters Don’t Wear Shoes in the House” by Sayantani DasGupta “Being an #OwnVoices author involves learning to trust one’s own story.” “The Dark Fantastic” by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas An excerpt from Thomas’s […]

Preview March/April 2019 Horn Book Magazine

“In the Breaking, Maybe Something Beautiful”: adapted from Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture. Author Sayantani DasGupta explains why her #OwnVoices characters don’t wear shoes in the house. An excerpt from Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s forthcoming book The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. New for New Readers: […]

Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2019

Table of Contents Features Horn Book Fanfare by Horn Book editors Our choices for the best books of 2018. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery 2018 Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees. Picture Book Nonfiction Fiction and Poetry “Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?” by Uma Krishnaswami Diverse children’s books that act as prisms […]

Preview January/February 2019 Horn Book Magazine

Original cover art by Jillian Tamaki. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2018. Coverage of the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. Uma Krishnaswami asks: “Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?” and looks at the ways books can act as “prisms.” #KidLitWomen* co-founder Grace Lin asks white authors […]

Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2018

Table of Contents Features “Look Here. Not There.” by Rita Williams-Garcia The 2018 Zena Sutherland Lecture. “’Waiting in the Deep’” by Andrea J. Loney A character development workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia. “Why Sensitivity Readers Matter” by Jason Low (And why we should call them something else.) “Molly Bang’s Ten, Nine, Eight” by Dudley Carlson A […]

Preview November/December 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Paul O. Zelinsky from All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. “Look Here. Not There.” Rita Williams-Garcia’s Zena Sutherland Lecture. “Waiting in the Deep”: author Andrea J. Loney on wisdom gained from Rita Williams-Garcia’s 2018 Kweli Conference writing workshop. Jason Low, publisher and co-owner of Lee & Low Books, looks at why sensitivity readers matter (and […]

Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2018

Table of Contents Features Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Jacqueline Woodson A profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor “Devoted to Diversity” by Shoshana Flax Publishers with a purpose. Columns Editorial “The Right to Read by Yourself” by Roger Sutton Laura Ingalls Wilder’s legacy and the radical act of trusting child readers. Board Book […]