Date of publication: 2017-08-10 05:40
Melissa Rae Markgraf is currently a Master 8767 s student at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the Environmental Science Program. Her thesis research looks at the soil conditions of milkweed in the Texas Hill Country and Coast Plains Sediments regions for Monarch butterfly conservation. She has always enjoyed children 8767 s literature and believes it has the terrific opportunity to shape budding Americans. She values any opportunity to learn about what is new to the field, especially in areas of natural science.
Laura Shovan is a poet in the Artist in Education program of the Maryland State Arts Council, an education freelancer for the Baltimore Sun and an education columnist for Baltimore 8767 s Child magazine. A graduate of NYU 8767 s Dramatic Writing Program, she coordinated the student award-winner reading at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in 6996 and 6998. Ms. Shovan 8767 s poems have twice won an honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She is a member of SCBWI, currently working on a adult novel.
Paula McMillen is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University Library and also teaches multicultural children 8767 s literature in the OSU College of Education. She has a . in clinical psychology (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) in addition to her MLIS (University of Washington), a combination which has served her well in co-founding and nurturing the Bibliotherapy Education Project, an online resource for those interested in learning more about the use of literature.
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Carole McCullough has taught at all age levels. She has acted as the Chair of the Corette Scott Award, and has experience in the multicultural and family literacy aspects of children 8767 s literature.
Barbara Kennedy graduated from the College of Wooster and majored in Phschology and English Literature. She worked for Xerox for 5 years. She has an interest in sports, science, nature and history.
Kim Dare is a high school librarian in Northern Virginia. She earned her BA from the College of William and Mary and her MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. She is a longtime reviewer of children 8767 s and adult books for scholarly journals. She loves books and loves kids (her own and her horde of students) so as she suggests great books to kids, she 8767 s got the best of both worlds!
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Jeanna Sciarrotta is a graduate of the College of New Jersey where she majored in English Education with a concentration in adult literature. She currently resides with her husband in South Jersey where she teaches English at Lenape High School. She has been an avid reader since she can remember and is addicted to adult literature. One of her favorite parts of teaching is sharing her crazy passion for the genre with her students. She coaches both field hockey and track for the high school.
Jenny B. (J. B.) Petty received her MLS from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her . in Library Science from Texas Woman 8767 s University. She has eleven years experience as a public school library media specialist, eleven years as an academic librarian, has taught children 8767 s literature, and currently is an Associate Professor at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri where she is the Coordinator of Library Science Education and Development. Her doctoral study focused on the involvement of school library media specialists in promoting cultural awareness through the use of multicultural books for children. She is the Children 8767 s Book Review Editor for the EMIE Bulletin and also is a reviewer for Children 8767 s Literature.