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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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preview May/June 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Making a Difference Cover by Yuyi Morales. Carla Hayden, the first female and first African American Librarian of Congress, talks with Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton — her library school classmate! — about Bright April, mirror books, and nonpartisanship in the library. Jonda C. McNair and Rudine Sims Bishop examine the […]

Preview March/April 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Leonard S. Marcus interviews Viking Children’s Books editor-at-large Regina Hayes about her five-decade-long career. New for New Readers: “An Easy Reader Renaissance.” The Horn Book editors begin a series of articles that will highlight books for emerging readers, with recommendations drawn from both the Magazine and the Guide. Martha V. Parravano and Kathleen T. Horning, […]

Preview January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Ashley Bryan. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2017. Coverage of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos — in our 50th anniversary year! BGHB at 50: 2017 committee chair Julie Roach shares her first BGHB experience — and a keepsake of Vera B. Williams’s […]

Preview November/December 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by James Ransome from The Nutcracker in Harlem by T. E. McMorrow. Elissa Gershowitz interviews game studies and comparative media studies expert Kishonna L. Gray about the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Foreign Correspondence: Summer Edward goes beyond the “Four Fs” in a call for Caribbean Own Voices. The Writer’s […]