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Hither and Yon

There’s a world outside of Yonkers, Barnaby, and I’ve recently visited kidlitwomen* and Calling Caldecott, talking, coincidentally (I think), about gender. I hope I did so with more understanding than the White House seems to have, although, let’s be real, that’s quite a low bar.

Also elsewhere was our Elissa, attending a story hour hosted by Julie Roach and the ALA Prez Loida Garcia-Febo. And the Horn Bookers stalwartly womanning our booth at the Boston Book Festival. We were also in New York, sort of, receiving an Eddie and Ozzie Awards Honorable Mention for the Magazine’s “Making a Difference” special issue published in May. I think the Eddie and Ozzies used to be the Edpress Awards, and there used to be a fancy dinner, but if there was a dinner this year nobody told me. IT’S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED.

One more place you should go today is over to SLJ for Kathy Ishizuka’s comprehensive analysis of the journal’s survey of U.S. school and public libraries’ acquisition and use of diverse books. Read it. Live it!

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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