Current Reviewer Biographies

Reviews with no reviewer name were written by The Horn Book, Inc. staff. 

Anita L. Burkam is a former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine.

Kitty Flynn, former executive editor of The Horn Book Guide, is consulting editor for The Horn Book, Inc.

Monique Harris is a public educator, reading specialist, and independent educational consultant in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an MS in education from Simmons College.

Katrina Hedeen is formerly projects editor for The Horn Book, Inc.

Rachel L. Kerns is a content manager for an educational technology company. She has a master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College.

Maeve Visser Knoth is a librarian at Phillips Brooks School, Menlo Park, California, and formerly adjunct faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University and Lesley University.

Jessica Tackett MacDonald is a collection development librarian at the Boston Public Library, specializing in youth and teen collections. She holds master’s degrees in library science and children’s literature from Simmons College.

Russell Perry is a former editorial assistant for The Horn Book, Inc. He holds master’s degrees in children’s literature and writing for children from Simmons College.

Norah Piehl has an MA in English literature, and is a former children’s bookseller and former executive director of the Boston Book Festival.

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she works in the Jewish community and is the advice columnist for the Jewish Exponent. She holds an MEd in creative arts in learning from Lesley University.

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