>Susan Patron has company.

>from the copyright page of Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy (Tundra, 2007):

This book is dedicated to the sweet memory of our mother [name redacted because otherwise mine would come down from heaven and KILL me], who liked her black balls two at a time.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. >Can’t stop laughing. Thanks!

  2. >Just an observation . . . The label “balls” links to four blog entries, which tells us something about the kind of year we’ve been having in children’s lit. But this is apparently the first time Roger has–in his own estimation–taken the kind of risk that might reasonably lead to eternal damnation. . . at least since he started using these cool labels.

  3. >I’d like to see more posts tagged “I am so going to hell.” But only if they’re worthy.

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