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>Anita Lobel was great and glamorous for her Zena Sutherland Lecture last Friday night in Chicago, and we will be bringing you that speech in an upcoming issue. Thank goodness for our full-color printing as Anita Lobel paints the most beautiful colors I know and Lolly should be in pig(ment) heaven choosing illustrations. Thanks again to Greenwillow Books for supporting Anita’s appearance in Chicago and to executive editor Steve Geck for coming along. And don’t miss next year’s lecture on May 6th, 2011, at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, where the lecturer will be Mo Willems.

I see from blog-browsing and from Twitter that Jennifer Armstrong’s children’s-book-based argument for vegetarianism is getting a lot of response; The Tea Cozy has rounded some of them up. Thanks, Liz! I’m hoping that we can soon swipe some technological expertise from our new sister and make it possible for people to comment right where the article lives.

Now I’m deeply into planning the July awards issue (I think you all are going to love it), BEA (where I’ll be moderating a panel for SLJ’s Day of Dialog) and ALA, for which I’m currently lining up the Live Five interviews–Jerry Pinkney, Rebecca Stead and Libba Bray are already scheduled. More to come.

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. Louise Brueggemann says:

    >A big thank you to Roger and everyone involved in bringing this great annual event to Chicago. I only wish that more people would be there to hear the speakers. It's such a treat!

  2. >I wish registration had not closed! Please be kind, and include excerpts of that discussion on picture books and graphic novels afterwards.

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