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2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture by Jack Gantos

GantosSuttonPlease join us for the 2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture, “A Pair of Jacks to Open,” with Jack Gantos. Friday May 1, Harold Washington Library in Chicago, 7:30PM. The lecture is free but tickets are required.

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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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  1. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    I love this picture.

  2. While delivering the Zena Sutherland lecture this week I think the HB Comment Policy will be very useful–more for the audience, I think, than for me.
    1. Since I’m the only commentator, and since the speech is titled A PAIR OF JACKS TO OPEN, then I think being smarmy with myself is okay, if not expected.
    2. I won’t use obscene language but I figure everyone there will be sharp enough to read-between-the-lines.
    3. I suppose if I want to delete myself from the podium all I have to do is drift off ‘point.’ Which means, this is going to be a very short speech followed by a very long chat in the bar, because my best material is on-topic-challenged.
    See you there, Jack

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  3. Robin Smith says:

    That picture needs a caption.

  4. By the time Jack was done talking, my cheeks hurt from laughing. But there was plenty of good meaty food for thought too. Especially the truth that books help us answer that life-long question, “Who am I?” Thanks for a great night, Jack Gantos.

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