Deborah Stevenson

About Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson is the editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s 
Books and the director of the Center for Children’s Books at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Different Drums: Horrible and Beautiful

sleeping dogs

The Horn Book Magazine asked Deborah Stevenson, “What’s the strangest children’s book you’ve ever enjoyed?” This ended up being a challenging assignment, because much literature for youth is pretty weird when coldly explained (kids travel through space and time to duel a giant brain!), and we don’t think twice about it. Saying that I adore […]