Never Be Silenced

E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, author of Fat Angie, has spoken out about a recent situation where a school in Texas cancelled her appearance just four days before it was to happen.  It is clear that someone objected to her appearance since they were not interested in rescheduling her event.

Yet something beautiful has emerged and that is the video that Charlton-Trujillo has posted exemplifying the power and the threat of silence:

Horn Book Fanfare

The Horn Book has selected its choices for the best books of 2014.  Here they are:

PICTURE BOOKS

The Baby Tree Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors Draw!

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall

Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash

Draw! by Raúl Colón

 The Farmer and the Clown Gaston

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Christian Robinson

My Bus Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

My Bus by Byron Barton

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Viva Frida

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, with photos by Tim O’Meara

 

FICTION

Egg and Spoon The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza, #5) The Madman of Piney Woods

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos

The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis

My Heart Is Laughing Rain Reign This One Summer

My Heart Is Laughing by Rose Lagercrantz; illustrated by Eva Eriksson; translated from the Swedish by Julia Marshall

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

The Turtle of Oman: A Novel We Were Liars West of the Moon

The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye; illustrated by Betsy Peterschmidt

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

West of the Moon by Margi Preus

 

FOLKLORE

Little Roja Riding Hood

Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya; illustrated by Susan Guevara

 

POETRY

Firefly July A Year of Very Short Poems How I Discovered Poetry

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson; illustrated by Hadley Hooper

 

NONFICTION

Brown Girl Dreaming Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth El Deafo

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; illustrated by Molly Bang

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; illustrated by Christian Robinson

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond by Patrick Dillon; illustrated by Stephen Biesty