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>Later this week I’ll be taking questions and asking them too in the exhibits hall at ALA. Here is the schedule for the Live Five interviews:

Saturday, June 26th: 
1:00 p.m.  Matt Phelan, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for The Storm in the Barn
4:00 p.m. Tanya Lee Stone, winner of the Sibert Medal for Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Sunday, June 27th:
11:00 a.m.
 Rebecca Stead, winner of the Newbery Medal for When You Reach Me
1:00 p.m. Libba Bray, winner of the Printz Medal for Going Bovine
2:00 p.m. Charles R. Smith Jr., winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for My People
3:00 p.m. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Monday, June 28th:
1:00 p.m.
Jerry Pinkney, winner of the Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse

The Horn Book booth number is #2960 and the interviews will all take place just across the aisle on the JLG stage. Come early if you want a seat, although each interrogation should not last for more than fifteen minutes or so. Let me know in the comments if you have any good questions for these fine people.

Also, on Monday morning from 11:00AM to noon I will be signing copies of A Family of Readers, my book with Martha Parravano, at the Candlewick booth, #3002.

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. >Ummm…if only 5 are live, will there be a seance to reach the other two?

  2. MotherReader says:

    >Ahhh! Now I have more things to had to my busy, busy Sunday.

  3. Buffalo Soldier 9 says:

    >Stay tune for the epic feature of: “Bass Reeves” US Deputy Marshal. In the mean time; Keep telling that history:

    Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, “RaPR”, a great story of black military history…the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers.

    How do you keep a people down? ‘Never’ let them ‘know’ their history.

    The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn’t for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

    Read the novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, 5 stars Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the youtube trailer commercial…and visit the website

    I hope you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote it from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see at;

    When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for Wells Fargo in Montana, in the 1890’s, “spread the word”.

  4. Sharon Creech says:

    >Roger: re: A Family of Readers. . .are you signing ARCs? I thought the book wasn't out until Sept.

  5. Roger Sutton says:

    >They must be ARCs then, right? Which also means they are free? (I am such a neophyte even after all these years.)

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