>One more award

I was a member of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award committee this year, along with Cynthia Richey (chair, and a new friend), Joan Atkinson (an old YASD–yes, that old–buddy with whom it was great fun to work again), Peggy Sullivan (who I’ve known since library school), and Terry Borzumato-Greenberg (from Holiday House; the youngest person in the room but who I also feel I’ve known forever), and with great pleasure we selected Margaret (Maggie) Bush, professor emerita at the GSLIS of Simmons College, as the winner. I knew Maggie slightly before I came to the Horn Book in 1996, but once I was in Boston I realized she was the Zena of New England, sending generations of children’s librarians out into the world to continue her good work. Congrats, Maggie!

Alice Hoffman About Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty best-selling titles for adults, including Practical Magic and The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Her latest novel for children is Nightbird (Lamb/Random), reviewed in this issue.


  1. Megan Frazer says:

    >Great choice! I had Maggie Bush for numerous classes while a student at Simmons. She's a wonderful teacher and great model of a librarian.

  2. >Go, Maggie! She is phenomenal.

  3. The Sassy Librarian says:

    >OMG – Maggie was my children's lit and YA literature professor at Simmons and she was fantastic. What smart people you all are for picking her for this award!!!

  4. >What a great choice! Congratulations, Maggie!

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