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Lift Every Voice: Words and Music

Because I was running away from anything that required being in the public eye, I am sure that any early motivation to be a writer was deeply buried in my subconscious and lay there, unrecognized, for many years. Writing this article has sent me back to pull those memories together and analyze them. So, where […]

Spring 2019 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Eloise Greenfield

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2019 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Spring 2019 Publishers’ Previews, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by A boy and his dog reveal how they […]

2018 CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Eloise Greenfield

Thank you, Deborah Taylor and members of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award Jury, for this honor. Virginia Hamilton was a writer of great power, dedicated to creating outstanding literature for children, and this award, in her name, is very special. This is going to be a speech of gratitude for the people […]

The Great Migration

After a rousing discussion, we turn to a book, set in the 1920s and 1930s with African Americans moving from the South to the cities of the North told in poetry. I love the strong, emotional poetry but it is the images that have stayed with me since I reviewed it more than a year […]