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>Sunday morning reading

>Oh, so much to catch up on here and an editorial to finish to boot. In the meantime, check out two essays by Friends of the Horn Book: Boston Globe-Horn Book judge Julie Just writes about parents in YA books for the NYTBR and Zetta Elliott, whose “Decolonizing the Imagination” appeared in the March/April issue, considers “blackness and borders” over on her blog, Fledgling.

Back to the editorial. Paying heed to the Horn Book’s legendary fact-checking, I now have to go watch Working Girl to make sure I have a quote right.

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. Anonymous says:

    >Roger, I admire your professionalism.

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >Wow, I forgot what a great movie that was–so carefully constructed and with wonderful performances by everybody. I hope to use "I've got a mind made for business and a bod made for sin" sometime today in a conversation.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    >I was wondering what quote you were going to use. I have a few favorites from that film. Sigourney Weaver, with a broken leg, getting off a helicopter high on some painkiller and saying "Let's all have one, shall we?" Or the famous "$6,000? It's not even leathah!" Or "Trask? The same Trask who said 'what if we sliced the bread before we sold it?'"

    I didn't realize how well I knew this movie.

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