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Review of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki; illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell High School    First Second/Roaring Brook    298 pp. 5/19    978-1-250-31284-6    $24.99 Paper ed.  978-1-62672-259-0    $17.99 This relatable, heart-wrenching, and often funny graphic novel opens with seventeen-year-old Frederica (“Freddy”) Riley’s email to advice columnist Anna Vice. “For almost the past year I’ve been […]

Preview July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards. Original cover art by 2019 Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall. Pauletta Brown Bracy’s Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance speech. “The Year in Words and Pictures”: Horn Book editors Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano discuss the children’s book landscape of 2018. Meg Medina’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech. Author R. J. […]