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From the Editor – November 2011

In the November/December 2011 issue of The Horn Book Magazine five writers — Marc Aronson, Carmen Agra Deedy, Malinda Lo, Susan Patron, and Rita Williams-Garcia — honor the spirit of the Thanksgiving season by sharing with us the books for which each one is grateful. Susan Patron warmed my children’s librarian heart when, remembering an incident in her childhood, she wrote “everything on the fiction shelves looked too hard, but then the librarian offered me My Father’s Dragon.”  Such recommendations are a gift to both giver and receiver (and when done in the context of a library loan, amazingly economical). The receiver gets a new world to explore; the giver gains a fellow explorer. Everybody’s richer.


Roger Sutton
Editor in Chief

From Notes from the Horn Book, November 2011

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.

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