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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!

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. 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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