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Michelle H Martin

CV Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, MLIS Program Chair
mhmarti@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 370F
Phone: 206-221-5623

Specialization

  • Children's Literature
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Youth Services

Courses

  • LIS 564 - Multicultural Resources For Youth
  • LIS 598 - Special Topics In Information And Library Science

Biography

Dr. Michelle H. Martin is the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the Information School at the University of Washington, where she teaches graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature and youth services. Michelle is a renowned author, essayist, lecturer, book critic, community literacy activist, and champion of diversity in children’s literature. She has published Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children’s Picture Books, 1845-2002 and Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 (co-edited with Claudia Nelson). In addition to her teaching and writing, she is the founder and co-director of Camp Read-a-Rama (www.Read-a-Rama.org) with Dr. Rachelle D. Washington, a day camp for children ages 4-11 that uses children’s books as the springboard for all other camp activities. Martin holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary, an M.S. in Outdoor Teacher Education from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Composition, from Illinois State University.

Education

  • Ph D, English, Illinois State University, 1997
  • MS, Education, Northern Illinois University, 1991
  • BA, English Literature, The College of William & Mary, 1988

Awards

  • 2018 Children's Literature Association Mentoring Award - Children's Literature Association, 2018

Consulting and Other Projects

  • StudySync, 2018
  • Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

Memberships

  • Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity & Difference
  • Modern Language Association
  • Children's Literature Association
  • The University Women’s Club of the University of South Carolina
  • Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research
  • Association of Library and Information Science Education
  • American Studies Association
  • United States Board of Books for Young People
  • International Research Society for Children's Literature
  • Association for Information Science and Technology

Publications and Contributions

  • Book Review
    Hands Up! (Book Review) (2019)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 95, Issue 1, Page 79 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom (Book Review) (2019)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 95, Issue 1, Page 120 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    What is Given from the Heart (Book Review) (2019)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 95, Issue 1, Page 80 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Article for film screening of A Wrinkle in Time
    A Dangerous Book for a Dangerous World (2018)
    UW Alumni Association Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Conference Paper
    An Ecological Model of Outreach: Examining Library Programs, Services, and Partnerships Using Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model (2018)
    Libraries in a Digital Age Conference Authors: Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana, Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Augusta Baker and the Art of Storytelling: Gateway to Children’s Literacy & Literature (2018)
    Shapers of American Childhood: Essays on Visionaries from L. Frank Baum to Dr. Spock to J.K. Rowling, Page 91-102 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Before She Was Harriet (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 1, Page 98-99 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Calling My Name (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Guide, Volume 162 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Camp Read-a-Rama: Learning to ‘Live’ Books (2018)
    Horn Book, Volume 94, Issue 1, Page 54-59 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Article for film screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    Doxies and Mooncalves and Trolls, Oh My!: Fantastic Beasts are Back (2018)
    UW Alumni Association Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Every Child Ready to Read: ECRR Outside the Library: Providing Meaningful Family-Focused Community Outreach (2018)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 16, Issue 2, Page 35-36 Authors: Kathleen Campana, Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Facing the black child: The bold direction of twenty-first century picturebooks (2018)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 16, Issue 3, Page 3-6 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Grandma's Purse (Book review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 29, Issue 2, Page 5 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    I Am Loved (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 1, Page 93 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Like Raindrops on Granite: A Dialogic Analysis of Full Cicada Moon as Crossover Scholarship (2018)
    Research on Diversity in Youth Literature, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 1-17 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Joanna Elizabeth Mills
  • Conference Paper
    Like Raindrops on Granite: A Dialogic Analysis of Full Cicada Moon as Crossover Scholarship (2018)
    Children's Literature Association Conference Authors: Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Love (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 2, Page 64-65 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Martin Rising: Requiem for a King (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 2, Page 104-105 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Miguel and the Grand Harmony (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 1, Page 93 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Par-tay: Dance of the Veggies (and Their Friends) (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 5, Page 61 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Conference Poster
    Public Libraries--A Valuable Anchor in Early Childhood: Supporting Early Learning for Families Who Need It Most (2018)
    The National Research Conference on Early Childhood Authors: Kathleen Campana, Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    The Day You Begin (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 5, Page 72-73 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Power of Story: Telling to Transform the World (2018)
    Create, innovate and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children’s & Youth Programming Authors: Annette Goldsmith, Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    When the Cousins Came (Book Review) (2018)
    Horn Book Magazine, Volume 94, Issue 4, Page 103 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Blue Sky, White Stars (Book Review) (2017)
    Horn Book Magazine Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Joanna Elizabeth Mills
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Brown Girl Dreaming of a New ChLA (2017)
    The Lion & the Unicorn, Volume 41, Issue 1, Page 93-103 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Book Review) (2017)
    Horn Book Magazine Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story! (Book Review) (2017)
    Horn Book Magazine Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Kitchens and Edges: The Politics of Hair in African American Children's Picture Books (2017)
    The Embodied Child, Page 83-94 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Rachelle D Washington
  • Book Review
    Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library (Book Review) (2017)
    Horn Book Magazine Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Black Childhood Abroad (2016)
    Story Time: Essays on the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature, Page 54-77 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Camp Read-a-Rama & Fully-Engaged Literacy Learning: Implications for LIS Education (2016)
    Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), Volume 57, Issue 2, Page 112-130 Authors: Clayton Copeland, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mildred Taylor: Combating the 'Danger of the Single Story' through the Logan Family Novels (2016)
    Rise: A Children's Literacy Journal, Issue Fall/Winter 2016, Page 25-27 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Diversity Around the Corner and Around the World (2015)
    First Opinions, Second Reactions, Volume 8, Issue 1, Page Article 2, ISBN/ISSN: 2152-9043 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Katie's Cabbage (2015)
    , Page 40, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1611175059 Authors: Katie Stagliano, Michelle H. Martin, Karen Heid
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    "Black and Beautiful and Bruised Like Me": Contrasts and the Black Aesthetic in Picture Books of Langston Hughes (2014)
    Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature, Page 147-160, ISBN/ISSN: 9781472424211 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Arna Bontemps (2014)
    Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Volume 292, Page 1-82, ISBN/ISSN: 9781414494128 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Best Batch I Ever Fried: Food and Family Values in Jacqueline Woodson’s Picture Books (2014)
    Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, Volume 52, Issue 4, Page 107-112 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    "Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights" by Robin Bernstein (review) (2013)
    Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Volume 38, Issue 1, Page 96-101, ISBN/ISSN: 1553-1201 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002 (2004)
    , Page 256, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0415938570 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 (2003)
    , Page 159, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1349527526 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Claudia Nelson
  • Conference Paper
    Mind the Gap: Bringing Research Methods out of the Classroom and into Everyday Youth Services to Build Research Literacy
    ALISE 2018 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana
  • Conference Poster
    Neighborhood Walks and Community Talks: A Research Study Examining Public Library Family Outreach Strategies and Challenges
    ALISE 2018 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana

Presentations

  • Francelia Butler Lecture (2019)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Reimagining the Wooded 'White Space': Picture Book Representations of Children of Color in Nature (2019)
    University of British Columbia (UCB) iSchool - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • A Different Kind of Education, “Surely is!”: Rita Williams- Garcia’s One Crazy Summer Trilogy (2018)
    Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research Conference - Wellington, New Zealand
  • A Library for Everyone: Community Centered Design to Promote Inclusive Librarianship (2018)
    American Library Association Annual Conference - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • An Ecological 14 Model of Outreach: Examining Library Programs, Services, and Partnerships Using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model (2018)
    LIDA 2018 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Bats Eat Bugs, and Other Natural Wonders: Camp Read-a-Rama for Big Kids (2018)
    Virginia Hamilton Conference - Kent, OH
  • Bats, Bubbles & Boogaloo: Cultivating Fully-Engaged Learning with Camp Read-a-Rama (2018)
    Washington Library Association Conference - Yakima, WA
  • Black History Month Performances (2018)
    LaMora Park Elementary and Harvest Learning Preschool - Battle Creek, MI
  • Brown Gold: African American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance (2018)
    Willard Public Library and Kellogg Community College - Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Building a Future Through STEM Learning for Children in Underserved Communities (2018)
    Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2018) - Vancouver, Canada
  • Expanding Literacies Across the LIS Education Universe (2018)
    Association of Library and Information Science Education Conference (ALISE) - Westminster, Colorado
  • Keynote Address and Tutor (2018)
    Children's Literature Summer School - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Like Raindrops on Granite: A Dialogic Analysis of Full Cicada Moon as Crossover Scholarship (2018)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - San Antonio, Texas
  • Mind the Gap: Bringing Research Methods out of the Classroom and into Everyday Youth Services to Build Research Literacy (2018)
    Association of Library and Information Science Education Conference (ALISE) - Westminster, Colorado
  • Neighborhood Walks and Community Talks: A Research Study of Public Library Family Outreach Strategies & Challenges (2018)
    Works-in-Progress Poster Session, Association of Library and Information Science Education Conference - Westminster, Colorado
  • Public Libraries—A Valuable Anchor in Early Childhood: Supporting Early Learning for Families Who Need It Most (2018)
    National Research Conference on Early Childhood - Arlington, Virginia
  • Radical Sisterhood in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2018)
    Modern Language Association Convention - New York, NY (remote)
  • Read-a-Rama Teacher Camp (2018)
    Compass on Dexter - Seattle, Washington
  • Reading Life Between the Lines Using Children’s and Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2018)
    School Library Journal Basecamp, Seattle Public Library Central Branch - Seattle, Washington
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children's and Young Adult Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2018)
    University of Washington College of Education - Seattle, WA
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children's and Young Adult Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2018)
    Virginia Hamilton Conference - Kent, OH
  • Sisterhood, Motherhood, and the Personal as Political in Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer (2018)
    Modern Language Association Convention - New York, NY (remote)
  • Boy as Borderland: Arna Bontemps & Langston Hughes’s Boy of the Border (2017)
    International Research Society for Children’s Literature Congress (IRSCL) - Toronto, Ontario
  • Child Pedagogues of Dissent: Reading the Lessons of Young People in Literature and Performance (2017)
    American Studies Association - Chicago, Illinois
  • Exploring Mildred Taylor’s Historical Fiction as Imagined Future (2017)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - Tampa, Florida
  • Exploring Mildred Taylor’s Historical Fiction as Imagined Imagining the Future of Keywords for Children’s Literature: Diaspora (2017)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - Tampa, Florida
  • Gendered Childhoods (2017)
    International Research Society for Children’s Literature Congress (IRSCL) - Toronto, Ontario
  • Like Raindrops on Granite (2017)
    iDiversity Month Brown Bag Lunch, University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • No Mirrors in My Nana's House: Celebrating Children's Diversity through Multicultural Literature & Artwork (2017)
    Virginia Hamilton Conference on Children's Literature - Kent, OH
  • Promoting Inclusion, Social Equity, and Diversity in Your Library (2017)
    Follett Community Webinar - https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/bl/et/blogid=1&blogaid=337
  • Radical Change, What Does it Mean Today?” (In honor of Eliza Dresang’s academic legacy) (2017)
    International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Regional Conference - Seattle, Washington
  • Workshop on Diverse Children’s Literature (2017)
    King County Youth Librarians’ Training, Issaquah Service Center - Issaquah, Washingon
  • Away from Home: Finding Black Identity in the Children's Literature of Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes (2016)
    American Studies Association annual meeting - Denver, CO
  • Brown Gold: African American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance (2016)
    Schubert Center for Child Studies, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
  • Bug Eyes, Bird Brains and Bat Wings: Read-a-Rama® Brings Nature to Life (2016)
    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books (supported by Newcastle University School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics) - Newcastle, UK
  • Camp Read-a-Rama & Fully-Engaged Literacy Learning: Implications for LIS Education (2016)
    Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2016 - Boston, MA
  • Kitchens and Edges: The Politics of Hair in African-American Children’s Picture Books (2016)
    National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL), University of Roehampton - London, UK
  • Little Brown Girl, Dreaming of Community Ben Hatke’s <i>Little Robot</i> and Black Female Archetypes (2016)
    Children's Literature Association Conference - Session: "Black Female (Stereo/Arche) types: Contemporary and Historical Visual Representations" (presenter and chair) - Columbus, OH
  • Mildred Taylor: Combating 'the Danger of the Single Story' through the Logan family novels (2016)
    Mildred Taylor Symposium, Cambridge University - Cambridge, UK
  • "Lynching 101: Young Adult Primers on the Murder of Emmett Till" on the panel "Black Lives Matter: Narrating Child Death in Word and Image" (2015)
    Children's Literature Association Conference - Richmond, VA
  • "The Affordances of Picture Books for Early Literacy Learning", a part of the "Doors to the World Summer Institute: Global Children's Literature for Critical Multicultural Literacies" (2015)
    Eric Carle Museum - Amherst, Mass.
  • From the Kitchen to the Edges: Hair Representations in African-American Children’s Picture Books (2015)
    Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University - Greencastle, IN
  • How Critical Race Theory Speaks to the (Still) All-White World of Children’s Books, 2015 (2015)
    22nd Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature - University of Worcester/Worcester/England
  • Opening Keynote (2015)
    2015 Simmons College Children's Literature Institute - Boston, MA