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>So where was this guy when I was in junior high?

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. >Sounds great, huh? But I had a 6th-grade math teacher who did nothing but play poker with the cool kids. Net result? Popularity and a pension for him; 3 years of failing math grades for me. I wish he’d been caught and fired.

  2. rindambyers says:

    >Ditto, my husband’s english teacher in high school who made the class spend an entire quarter focusing on nothing but the song “Highway to Heaven”. Makes you want to scream at the wasting of young lives like this.

  3. >I cut gym class for an entire term and got an A.

  4. >rindambyers – I think you have “Stairway to Heaven” and “Highway to Hell” mixed up. But maybe it should have been “Study Hall to Hell”.

  5. rindambyers says:

    >Goodness, I don’t know! He always told me “Highway to Heaven!” I got a better deal in high school than he did with teachers, but oh, college, yeah…I skipped over half my college poetry class spring quarter…got an easy B…..and the world’s easiest A in creative writing…I was so bored I pursued other areas like history and theology and sociology instead….

  6. >Q: “So where was this guy when I was in junior high?”

    A: He was trying to figure out how to get out of gym class.

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