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Marching for their lives

This Saturday, March 24th, will see many communities around the world participating in youth-led March for Our Lives protest demonstrations. Here is the information about our local Boston March. The topics of guns, gun safety, and especially school shootings can be difficult to broach. Here are a selection of books that could help get these […]

The faces of change

This perfectly placed Post-It, indicating the publication month of a newly arrived book, grabbed my attention: “I Have the Right to March”? I immediately thought of the student-led, nationwide March for Our Lives demonstration for gun legislation reform coming up on March 24th. It’s been on all of our minds here at The Horn Book […]

The March March

In Jane Langton’s 1984 novel The Fragile Flag (sequel to the better-known The Fledgling) nine-year-old Georgie leads what eventually becomes a march of 16,000 children on Washington in the name of disarmament. It works, so take a hint, America. Kitty Flynn has compiled a directory of Horn Book recommended books on the subject of social activism and […]

The arc of the moral universe

Like many people in the country, I’ve been inspired by the Florida high school students who are making impassioned calls for gun law reform in the wake of last week’s mass shooting. Rather than turning inward to process the trauma — which would make complete sense — they’re using the national spotlight, social media, and […]