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Michelle Martin

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

Specialization

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

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

Publications and Contributions

Presentations

  • Francelia Butler Lecture (2019)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Radical Sisterhood in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2018)
    Modern Language Association Convention - New York, NY (remote)
  • 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