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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 […]

Preview September/October 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from She Made a Monster by Lynn Fulton, illustration copyright 2018 by Felicita Sala. Jacqueline Woodson’s 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award acceptance speech. A profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor. “Devoted to Diversity”: Shoshana Flax on publishers and imprints with a focus on diverse representation. Board Book Roundup: Julie Roach on new […]

Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2018: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Table of Contents Features Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Eloise Greenfield “The Year in Words” by Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman Newbery Medal Acceptance by Erin Entrada Kelly A profile of Erin Entrada Kelly by Virginia Duncan Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance by Renée Watson A profile of Renée Watson by […]

Preview July/August 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: ALA Awards. Original cover art by 2018 Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell. Critics Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman (“The Year in Words”) and Julie Danielson and Travis Jonker (“The Year in Pictures”) discuss the books of 2017. Eloise Greenfield’s Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance speech. Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Medal acceptance […]