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From the Editor — July 2017

In case you need some mid-point inspiration for your summer reading, sign up for the August 9th SLJTeen Live! virtual conference devoted to YA literature. Speakers include Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Reshma Saujani, and Barry Lyga; panel discussants include such Horn Book favorites as Tanya Lee Stone, Ibi Zoboi, Jason Reynolds, and Angie Thomas. It’s free and it’s fun and you can participate from your desk, porch, or cabana. And if you’re in our neighborhood, register for the Summer Children’s Literature Institute: (im)possible dreams where you can see — live and in person! — Andrea Davis Pinkney, M. T. Anderson, Ekua Holmes, Jack Gantos, Malinda Lo, Neal Porter, and many others. The Institute takes place July 27th–30th at Simmons College. Come say hi.

Roger Sutton
Editor in Chief



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. Anne Valentine says:

    I love children’s books. I love reading children’s books. I love reading about children’s books. You know what I don’t love? I don’t love smug arrogant editors who think that they are both smarter and better than me. (I realize it should be “better than I.”) Your June issue was appalling, and your response to your critics sanctimonious. I will not be renewing my subscription.

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