>Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

>There's been some discussion recently about blogging and inclusivity that came to mind when I read this article Martha showed me about kids and their cliques. Marion Hawthorne lives.

As Monica Edinger pointed out in the post linked above, it's not just kids. As Barbara Grizzuti Harrison wrote of her adolescence among the Greenwich Village Beats, "when I came of age in the 1950s, everyone one knew was an Outsider, and proud of it; and every Outsider belonged to a privileged Inner Circle of Outsiders, and then we grew up." But not really: when, decades later, Harrison reviewed Beat poet Diane Di Prima's memoir for the NYTBR, she devoted her entire review to proving that Di Prima hadn't been one of the cool kids, really. It never ends. I'm not sure it can, heck, I'm not sure it should. As I once pointed out in a different context, this is how we got Protestants.

And today I read that kids are compiling hit lists of their enemies. Should we worry or be relieved that the Times chose to run this as a "Fashion & Styles" story?
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton was editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. from 1996-2021. 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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What a frankly fun writing!

Posted : Nov 07, 2011 07:38


Ms. Yingling

>It would be nice to have a "popular" blog, but only because I'm trying to do a good job covering as many books as I can. It's good to be reminded that "popular" is not something to which I really need to aspire as long as I am providing my students with a good over view of books that they might like to read!

Posted : Jan 25, 2008 08:10


readergirlz

>Oh, Roger, only one of us wears pointy shoes. I wear nicely rounded Converse. Very cheery pink ones. ;~)

Lorie Ann, ~readergirlz diva

Posted : Apr 07, 2007 04:43


Anonymous

>in re "charming" vs. "British" -- as the kids say: "Same difference."

Posted : Mar 24, 2007 06:02


Roger Sutton

>Naw, it wasn't "be charming." It was "be British."

Posted : Mar 23, 2007 08:35


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