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Kouider Mokhtari, Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair, has recently published a new book.  More information can be found here

Hiller Spires and NC State University colleagues report on their global collaborative inquiry work with educators and students in China. See

Barbara Guzzetti & Mellinee Lesley (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Bob Fecho, Rob Simon. (2016). Teaching Literature to Adolescents, 3rd Ed.  New York: Routledge.

George Newell, David Bloome, Alan Hirvela (2015) Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Classrooms. New York: Routledge

Gerald Campano & María Paula Ghiso (2016). Partnering with Immigrant Communities: Action through Literacy. Teachers College Press.

Hannah Gerber, Sandra Abrams, Jen Scott Curwood & Alecia Magnifico (2016). Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces. Sage.

Jennifer Schneider  (2016). The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children's Literature: From Poets and Pop-ups to Princesses and Porridge. Retrieved from

Pat Edwards  (2016). New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, K-12: Teachers College Press

The Atlantic cites Rachel McCormick’s research on refugee language education

Washington Post cites Jane M. Gangi and Nancy Benfer research on equitable literary representation

NPR cites Ebony Elizabeth Thomas in analysis of misrepresentations of slavery in children's literature.

Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta 
 One Child Reading:  My Auto-Bibliography, Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta Press, 2016.
"The miracle of the preserved word, in whatever medium-print, audio text, video recording, digital exchange-means that it may transfer into new times and new places.”

Lara Handsfield, Illinois State University
 Literacy Theory as PracticeConnecting Theory and Instruction in K–12 Classrooms. Teachers College Press, 2016

Paula Schwanenflugel & Nancy F. Knapp (2016). Psychology of reading: Theory and applications. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Alyson Simpson, University of Sydney
The Use of Children’s Literature in Teaching: A study of politics and professionalism within teacher education. Routledge, 2016
Donna Alverman, University of Georgia
Editor: Adolescents’ online literacies: Connecting classrooms, digital media & popular culture (Revised edition). New York, NY: Peter Lang. 



Lesley Morrow received the International Literacy Association Award for Special Service

Richard Beach received the 2016 Minnesota Academy of Reading Award

Jen Scott Curwood, University of Sydney
Recipient:  Teacher Educator of the Year Award, Australian Teacher Education Association


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Patriann Smith and literacy colleagues at Texas Tech University report on the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood—ensuring that both children and parents have access to the resources they need to grow, learn and succeed.

Allen Berger reports on thirty years of  

Eurydice Bauer reports on