We saw History Boys last night, and much as I loved it (and not to spoil it for you all), it reminded me of too many gay YA novels from the 1970s. See Michael Cart and Christine Jenkins' new book for details.
I've been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996; previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. Received my M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978.