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My editor Lillian

LNG at right, with fellow great ladies Trev Jones and Madeleine L'EngleMy first professional writing about children's books was for School Library Journal, beginning my reign of terror with a letter to the editor about--my critics will love this--what I saw as excessive feminist ideology used in the SLJ review to bring...

>Sitting at the grownups table

>Over at Nonfiction Matters, Marc Aronson cautions us to think about the larger context in which debates about social responsibility and the Newbery take place: "What I'd like is a set of comments on the Newbery that is not drawn from a survey of four winners, or the latest demographic...

Horn Book Reminiscence from Lillian N. Gerhardt

From Lillian N. GerhardtThe Horn Book was just ending the celebration of its first forty years of publication when I went to work for the advance review agency Kirkus Review Service.Its founder, Virginia Kirkus, was seventy years old and still an active presence on the staff. Unlike most who reach that age,...

A Letter to Lillian N. Gerhardt

Ethel Heins's response to Lillian N. Gerhardt's "A Letter to Ethel Heins." From School Library Journal, Nov. 1975. © 1975 R. R. Bowker Company / A Xerox Corporation. Used with permission.   By Ethel L. Heins I have read your lengthy editorial letter to me (SLJ, September) and find it...

A Letter to Ethel Heins

A response to Ethel Heins's editorial, "Damming the Mainstream." From School Library Journal, Sept. 1975. © 1975 R. R. Bowker Company / A Xerox Corporation. Used with permission.By Lillian N. GerhardtDear Ethel:The August, 1975 issue of The Horn Book Magazine just arrived. I read your editorial right away because I...

Damming the Mainstream

Reponse to "An Argument Worth Opening" by Lillian N. Gerhardt, editor of School Library JournalEditorial by Ethel HeinsWhen I was invited to be a speaker at a spring conference on “Children’s Literature in the Literary Mainstream” sponsored by the Western Michigan University School of Librarianship, I thought — as I...

An Argument Worth Opening

From School Library Journal, May 1974. © 1974 R. R. Bowker Company/A Xerox Corporation. Reprinted with permission.By Lillian N. GerhardtInnumerable commentators on children’s books plug the idea that children’s books are part of “…the mainstream of American literature.” The authors, illustrators, publishers, reviewers, and librarians who have employed or applauded...

Lillian Gerhardt vs. Ethel Heins

  Ethel Heins and Lillian Gerhardt   What prompted Lillian Gerhardt, editor of School Library Journal, to tell Horn Book editor Ethel Heins, “On second thought, I may fly up to Boston and hit you over the head with a chair after all”? It started with the tricky term “mainstream”...

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