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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. >I keep Rules of the Road on my YA syllabus because it’s a novel in which work is important to the protagonist. The first time I taught it, I asked my students what sorts of jobs they had as teens and whether they learned anything interesting or important from that experience. They had a lot to say on this topic (and convinced me I should push my son to get a summer job).

  2. Anonymous says:

    >Interesting article by J. Lepore in this week’s NewYorker on STUART LITTLE ( and audio conversation with R. Angell). But why now? Seems like old news.

  3. Anonymous says:

    >I wonder if anyone in the “community” will bother to read and comment?

  4. Anonymous says:

    >yes, why now? maybe the “community” will rally round???

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