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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 […]

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 — January/February 2019

Table of Contents Features Horn Book Fanfare by Horn Book editors Our choices for the best books of 2018. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery 2018 Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees. Picture Book Nonfiction Fiction and Poetry “Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?” by Uma Krishnaswami Diverse children’s books that act as prisms […]

Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2018

Table of Contents Features “Look Here. Not There.” by Rita Williams-Garcia The 2018 Zena Sutherland Lecture. “’Waiting in the Deep’” by Andrea J. Loney A character development workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia. “Why Sensitivity Readers Matter” by Jason Low (And why we should call them something else.) “Molly Bang’s Ten, Nine, Eight” by Dudley Carlson A […]

Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2018

Table of Contents Features Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Jacqueline Woodson A profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor “Devoted to Diversity” by Shoshana Flax Publishers with a purpose. Columns Editorial “The Right to Read by Yourself” by Roger Sutton Laura Ingalls Wilder’s legacy and the radical act of trusting child readers. Board Book […]

Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2018: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Table of Contents Features Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Eloise Greenfield “The Year in Words” by Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman Newbery Medal Acceptance by Erin Entrada Kelly A profile of Erin Entrada Kelly by Virginia Duncan Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance by Renée Watson A profile of Renée Watson by […]

Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2018: Special Issue: Making a Difference

Table of Contents Features “Making a Difference in Our Nation’s Library: 
An Interview with Dr. Carla Hayden” by Roger Sutton The first female and first African American 
Librarian of Congress talks about mirror books, youth librarianship, and nonpartisanship. “’To Be Great, Heroic or Beautiful’: The Enduring Legacy of The Brownies’ Book” by Jonda C. McNair […]

Horn Book Magazine — March/April 2018

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Regina Hayes” by Leonard S. Marcus The Viking Children’s Books editor-at-large reflects on a five-decade-long career — from blue-haired ladies to James Marshall, Mildred  D. Taylor, Jon and Lane, and Sarah Dessen. “A Preponderance of Pink: A Conversation with Kathleen T. Horning” by Martha V. Parravano & Elissa […]

Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2018

Table of Contents Features Horn Book Fanfare Our choices for the best books of 2017. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery 2017 Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees — in the BGHB Awards’ fiftieth anniversary year. Picture Book Nonfiction Fiction and Poetry BGHB at 50 “Amber and Essie and Vera and Me” by Julie […]

Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2017

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa Gershowitz An expert in game studies and comparative media studies discusses the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Columns Editorial “No Ordinary Gift” by Roger Sutton We need to support libraries responsibly, equitably, and enthusiastically. Foreign Correspondence “Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: […]