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Horn Book Magazine starred reviews, July/August 2019

  The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine. Each year our July/August issue celebrates the ALA Youth Media Awards; this time around you can look forward to original cover art by (second-time!) Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, acceptance speeches by and profiles of winners, reflections on The Year that […]

Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2019: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50

Table of Contents Features “Let Our Rejoicing Rise” by Rudine Sims Bishop Celebrating fifty years of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. “An Interview with George and Bernette Ford” by Roger Sutton Two icons of Black children’s literature reflect on its history and future. “Just Us Books” by Cheryl Willis Hudson Behind the founding of […]

Editorial: Behold the Gold!

Welcome to The Horn Book’s celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. As you may know, we publish a special themed issue annually, and when Andrea Davis Pinkney called to ask what The Horn Book might be able to do to commemorate the CSK’s fiftieth — well, here we are. […]

They’re here!

Advance office copies of our May/June special issue, that is, which means that if you are a subscriber it is also on the way to you. If you are not a subscriber, first, shame on you, but, second, you can order single copies of this issue of the Horn Book Magazine as per below. Single […]

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We are just dotting the is of the May/June issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards. Phew! I don’t think we’ve published an issue with quite so many moving parts. I speak literally, figuratively, and emotively. I hope our subscribers appreciate this landmark issue, and I wanted to let the rest […]

Horn Book Magazine Starred reviews, May/June 2019

The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine. Do NOT miss this issue: it is our annual special issue, this time around devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards. With history, interviews, and first person stories from CSK winners, the issue is FAT and wonderful. […]

Editorial: On Citizenship

Our lead article, “In the Breaking, Maybe Something Beautiful,” is by acclaimed author and poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz, adapted from his profound and powerful 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture. In it (and be sure to read every word), he says, “I believe that my dissent is what makes me a loyal citizen of my country…It is […]

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 […]

Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews, March/April 2019

  The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   Olive & Pekoe: In Four Short Walks; by Jacky Davis; illustrated by Giselle Potter (Greenwillow). Home Is a Window; by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard; illus. by Chris Sasaki (Porter/Holiday). Hey, Water!; written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everybody. I hope you got some good reading done over the holidays. Me, I shuttled among Tim Mohr’s Burning Down the Haus (a history of punk rock in East Germany), Ruth Ware’s The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, those latter choices, each about a poor cousin come to […]