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Moving moment No. 8

ElaineA literary genius–I do not use the word lightly–a gifted painter, and she had PERFECT PENMANSHIP.

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. Wow, beautiful! I love getting to see what her handwriting looks like. Thank you!

  2. I so remember that discussion on child_lit. It was sparked (I think by me, actually) by the below statement in her eloquent speech. I disagreed with her then and even more so now.I loved her concept of Third Place, but it absolutely was (and still is) online for me. Might be interesting to revisit this in the magazine somehow?

    In his 1997 State of the Union Message, President Clinton said, “As the Internet becomes our new town square, [we need] a computer in every home.” The Internet may be the new town square, but it can never be my Third Place. The Third Place is community; the Internet is isolation. The Third Place is dress-up; the Internet is dress-down. The Third Place is learning to interpret a wink, a blink, a flick of the hand; the Internet is learning to keyboard. The Internet is not a Third Place.

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