Affiliate Position

  • Adjunct Professor, College of Education, University of Washington

Specializations

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

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

  • Hall of Fame - Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences, 2022
  • 2018 Children's Literature Association Mentoring Award - Children's Literature Association, 2018

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Netflix, 2021
  • Amazon Kids & Family Advisory Council, 2020
  • McGraw Hill, 2020
  • StudySync, 2018
  • Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

Memberships

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

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Development of the Nature-Based Education Rating Scale (NABERS) for K-3 Education (2023)
    Michelle H. Martin and J. Elizabeth Mills contributing a research summary and annotated booklist of diverse outdoor books Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Arianna Pikus, Lori Skibbe, David Sobel
  • Position Paper
    Ensuring a Vibrant Future for LIS in iSchools (2023)
    1(Unknown Issue), pp. 39 Authors: Amelia Acker, Cindy Aden, Maria Bonn, Christopher Coward, Chance Hunt, Emily Knox, David Lankes, Michelle H. Martin, Marijel Melo, Ana Ndumu, Carole L Palmer, Beth Patin, Brian Sturm, Mega Subramaniam, Andrea Thomer
  • Blog post
    Kick, Push by Frank Morrison (2023)
    Calling Caldecott Blog, The Horn Book Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Access, Advocacy, and Impact: How Public Libraries Are Contributing to Educational Equity for Children and Families in Underserved Communities (2022)
    Journal of Research in Childhood Education Authors: Kathleen Campana, J. Elizabeth Mills, Jacquie Kociubuk, Michelle H. Martin
  • Blog post
    Dream Street (2022)
    Calling Caldecott Blog, The Horn Book Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Blog post
    Innovating Possibilities for Black History Month Programming . . . All Year Long: Adapting Student Outreach During COVID-19 (2021)
    ALKI Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Emily Ready
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Many Hands Make Rich Work: Mentorship and Collaboration in a Diverse Scholarly Space (2021)
    Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL), 3(1) Authors: Michelle H. Martin, J. Elizabeth Mills, Maria Roxana Loza, Breanna J. McDaniel, Nadia Mansour, Karen Chandler
  • Blog post
    Milo Imagines the World (2021)
    Calling Caldecott Blog, The Horn Book Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States by Louisa Jagger and Shari Becker (2021)
    Horn Book Magazine Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Blog post
    Taking Class Out Into the Community: An African American Read-In Celebrates Black History Month (2021)
    ALKI Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Emily Ready
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Checking Your Privilege (2020)
    ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Interview
    Five Questions for Alice Faye Duncan (2020)
    The Horn Book Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Blog Post
    Guest Post: Many Ways of Giving (2020)
    #31DayIBPOC Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Harry Potter in the 21st Century: Leveraging Problematic Fiction to Infuse Social Justice into LIS Curriculum (2020)
    ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal, pp. 27-32 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Emily Romeijn-Stout, Emily Beran, Jennifer Stetson, Jamie Poirier, Justine Rea, Rea Harris, Nicole Breiner, Austin Foglesong, Jennifer Ching, Chelsea Riddle, Chelsea Davies
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    June Cummins, My Conference Wife (2020)
    All of a Kind [Anthology] Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    What Can Danish Multicultural Literature and African American Children’s Literature Learn from Each Other? Literary Histories in Dialogue (2020)
    Barnboken, 43(2020) Authors: Nadia Mansour, Michelle H. Martin
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    What Captivates Children About The Snowy Day? (2020)
    The Atlantic Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • White Paper
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Introduction: From The Brownies’ Book to Black Lives Matter: One Hundred Years of African American Children’s Literature (2019)
    The Lion and the Unicorn, 43(1), pp. v-vii Authors: Katharine Capshaw, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Our Read-a-Rama Summer (2019)
    Alki Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Craig Seasholes, Melanie Boerner
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Power of Story: Telling to Transform the World (2019)
    Create, innovate and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children’s & Youth Programming Authors: Annette Goldsmith, Michelle H. Martin
  • Conference Paper
    The Role of Community Data in Helping Public Libraries Reach and Serve Underserved Communities (2019)
    Information in Contemporary Society, iConference 2019: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11420 Authors: Kathleen Campana, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
  • 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: J. 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, pp. 91-102 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Camp Read-a-Rama: Learning to ‘Live’ Books (2018)
    Horn Book, 94(1), pp. 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, 16(2), pp. 35-36 Authors: Kathleen Campana, J. Elizabeth Mills, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Facing the black child: The bold direction of twenty-first century picturebooks (2018)
    Children & Libraries, 16(3), pp. 3-6 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, 1(1), pp. 1-17 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, J. 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: J. Elizabeth Mills, 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, J. Elizabeth Mills, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Brown Girl Dreaming of a New ChLA (2017)
    The Lion & the Unicorn, 41(1), pp. 93-103 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, pp. 83-94 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Rachelle D Washington
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Black Childhood Abroad (2016)
    Story Time: Essays on the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature, pp. 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), 57(2), pp. 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,, pp. 25-27 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Diversity Around the Corner and Around the World (2015)
    First Opinions, Second Reactions, 8(1), pp. Article 2, ISBN/ISSN: 2152-9043 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Katie's Cabbage (2015)
    pp. 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, pp. 147-160, ISBN/ISSN: 9781472424211 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Arna Bontemps (2014)
    Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, 292(Unknown Issue), pp. 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, 52(4), pp. 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, 38(1), pp. 96-101, ISBN/ISSN: 1553-1201 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    “@YOUth-asked,” Response to a 16 Year-Old Library User (2012)
    Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Review
    Establishing Camp Read-a-Rama in Tough Economic Times (2010)
    Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning: Clemson University Service Alliance, Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning: Clemson University Service Alliance Authors: Rachelle D. Washington, Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    African Americans Making a Difference in the New South (2004)
    The Five Owls, 17.3(Unknown Issue) Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002 (2004)
    pp. 256, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0415938570 Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
    Snapshots in Blood (2004)
    Don’t Cramp My Style: Stories of That Time of the Month Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 (2003)
    pp. 159, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1349527526 Authors: Michelle H. Martin, Claudia Nelson
  • Book Review
    Saussure, Sex, and Socially Challenged Teens: A Polyphonic Analysis of Adolescent Fiction (2002)
    Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature, 30(Unknown Issue) Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Three Decades of Strong Women: The Coretta Scott King Awards (1999)
    The Five Owls, 14.2(Unknown Issue) Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Exploring the Works of Mildred Taylor: an Approach to Teaching the Logan Family Novels (1998)
    Teaching and Learning Literature, 7.3(Unknown Issue) Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • Conference Paper
    Cicadas, pebbles, & stillness in patterned gardens: Examining the child's gaze in nature
    Children's Literature Association's Conference Author: Michelle H. Martin
  • 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, J. 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, J. Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana

Presentations

  • Learning About What’s Most Important: Incorporating Values Into the Design of Library Learning Experiences for Underserved Groups (2023)
    86th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology - Novotel London West, London, UK
  • Black Joy: People of Color Enjoying Nature (2022)
    American Library Association Conference - Washington, DC
  • Black Kids Camp Too, Don’t They? Wildness in African American Children’s Picture Books (2022)
    ALSC Institute - Kansas City, MO
  • Children’s Literature to Change the World: an Interviewer with Juana Martinez-Neal (2022)
    NatStart 22: Nature-Based Early Learning Conference - Virtual
  • Cicadas, Pebbles, and Stillness in Patterned Gardens Examining the Child’s Gaze in Nature (2022)
    Social Science History Association Conference - Chicago, IL
  • Co-Constructed Scholarship: A Tale of Collaboration in Children’s Literature Research (2022)
    University of British Columbia, CHIL 500 - Vancouver, BC, CA
  • Collaboration, In and Out of Academia (2022)
    College of Information and Communication Annual Diversity Symposium, University of South Carolina - South Carolina, US
  • Identifying and Serving Underserved Populations.” Empowering Readers, Empowering Citizens Virtual Events (2022)
    Institute of Museum and Library Services - Virtual
  • Librarian Camp!: Fully-engaged Learning with Camp Read-a-Rama (2022)
    2022 WLA Conference - Bellevue, Washington
  • Library Programming’s Pandemic Pivots: What?! We’ve Learned!?! (2022)
    Washington Library Association - Bellevue, WA
  • Panel for authors Lalena Garcia (How We Can Live), Caroline Brewer (Say Their Names) and Taimani Emerald (We are Allies!) (2022)
    School Library Journal Day of Dialogue: Black Lives Matter - Virtual
  • Rooted in Community: Using Community Values in Public Library Outreach (2022)
    PLA 2022 - Portland, OR
  • Roundtable: 50 Years of Children’s Literature (2022)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Collaboration, Inside and Outside the Academy (2022)
    College of Information and Communication Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Symposium - Columbia, South Carolina
  • A Celebration of the Black Child in Song, Story and Pictures (2021)
    Education Department at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina - Virtual
  • Black Kids Camp Too, Don’t They? (2021)
    King County Library System Black History Month Program - Virtual
  • Check Deficit Thinking at the Door (2021)
    Whatcom County Library System. All-Staff Learning Day - Virtual
  • Check Deficit Thinking at the Door: Culturally Relevant Approaches to Serving Your Community (2021)
    Cincinnati Public Library Youth Services Planning Conference - Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Cicadas, Pebbles, and Stillness in Patterned Gardens: Examining the Child’s Gaze in Nature (2021)
    Children’s Literature Association Conference. 12 June 2021. Virtual
  • Food Literacy at the Library: Growing Communities and Making Cultural Connections through Food (2021)
    Washington Library Association Conference - Pre-recorded and virtual
  • Intellectual Freedom and the Seuss Enterprise (2021)
    Free Library of Philadelphia - Virtual
  • Keywords for Aesthetic and Pedagogic Entanglements (2021)
    International Research Society for Children’s Literature - Virtual
  • Knowledge, Artistry and Reflection: Designing Thoughtful Programming for Children (2021)
    Youth Services Institute, Vancouver, BC - Virtual
  • Knowledge, Artistry, and Reflection: Designing Thoughtful Programming for Children (2021)
    Youth Services Institute, British Columbia Library Association - Virtual
  • Rompin’ Outside: Books to Get Our Kids Outdoors (2021)
    Equity in Education Conference, Columbia, SC - Virtual
  • A Tribute to Black Childhood in Music, Story and Pictures (2020)
    Redmond Library - Redmond, Washington
  • African American Read-in (2020)
    Dearborn Park International School - Seattle, WA
  • African-American Read-In: A Celebration of Black Childhood through Song, Story and Pictures (2020)
    Kent Library - Kent, Washington
  • Bats Eat Bugs, and Other Natural Wonders: Inclusive Learning with Camp Read-a-Rama (2020)
    Natural Start Conference (National organization of Nature-Based Preschools) - Virtual
  • Black History Month & Black Lives Matter ... All Year Long (2020)
    Seattle Reading Council, Olympic View Elementary School - Seattle, Washington
  • Black Kids Camp, Too: Children's Literature & Immersive Nature Experiences for Children of Color (2020)
    National Council for Teachers of English 2020 Virtual Conference - Virtual
  • Brown Gold: African American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance (2020)
    Book Club of California - San Francisco, California
  • Checking Deficit Thinking at the Door: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for the 21st Century (2020)
    StudySync SyncUp Symposium: For Teachers, By Teachers - Virtual
  • Diversifying Your Outdoor Experience (2020)
    Natural Start Conference (National alliance of Nature-Based Preschools) - Virtual
  • Fostering Anti-Racism through Study Abroad and Community Outreach in LIS (2020)
    ASIS&T - Virtual
  • Holiday Book Fair (2020)
    Natural Start Alliance - Virtual
  • John Okada’s No-No Boy (2020)
    UW Alumni Book Club - Seattle, WA
  • Leverage Assessment and Advocacy to Demonstrate Community Outreach Impact (2020)
    Public Library Association - Nashville, TN
  • MLIS Alumni Talk: An Evening with Doc Martin (2020)
    UW Information School - Virtual
  • More Kitchens, Edges and Other Nappy Spaces: Children’s Picture Books About Hair (2020)
    2020 Equity in Education Conference, Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students - Columbia, SC
  • Racism Isn’t Just an American Problem: International EDI Issues in Information Science (2020)
    2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting - Virtual
  • Read-a-Rama E-Camp (2020)
    Virtual
  • Read-a-Rama Virtual Storytimes (2020)
    Virtual
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children's Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2020)
    Anchorage Museum Staff - Virtual
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children's Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity, Part 2 (2020)
    Sno-Isle Public Library Youth Services Staff Training (65 participants) - Virtual
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2020)
    Youth Services Librarians, Sno-Isle Library - Marysville, WA
  • Welcoming Black Children into Literary Wildscapes: Wildness in African American Children's Picture Books (2020)
    Nature-Based Early Learning Virtual Conference - Virtual
  • What’s Missing in Children’s Literature? Reimagining the Wooded "White Space" (2020)
    StudySync SyncUp - Petaluma, California
  • A Celebration of Black Childhood in Music, Story and Pictures (2019)
    Information School Research Symposium - Seattle, Washington
  • A Tribute to Black Childhood in Music, Story, and Pictures (2019)
    UW iSchool Research Symposium - Seattle, Washington
  • Engage, Cultivate, Provide, and Assess: An Outreach Model for Serving All Children and Families (2019)
    2019 ALA Annual Conference - Washignton, DC
  • Facing the Black Child in the 21st Century: African American Children's Picture Books Confronting Everyday Racism (2019)
    Children's Literature Summer School - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Forgotten and Invisible Childhoods (2019)
    Children's Literature Summer School - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Francelia Butler Lecture: A Tribute to Black Childhood in Music, Story & Pictures (2019)
    Children's Literature Association Conference - Indianapolis, IN
  • From Solitude and Silence to Stories: Exploring Social Grief in Long Way Down and We Are Okay (2019)
    International Research Society for Children’s Literature 2019 Congress - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Guest lecture on Project LOCAL (2019)
    LIS 553 Info and Social Justice - Seattle, Washington
  • Keeping it Local: A Research-Based Model of Public Library Outreach Programs for Families and Children in Underserved Communities (2019)
    UW iSchool Research Symposium - Seattle, Washington
  • Reaching beyond library walls: A mixed-methods study of library outreach to families in underserved communities (2019)
    Library Research Seminar (LRS VII) - Columbia, SC
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations About Diversity (2019)
    Pierce County Public Library - Tacoma, Washington
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations About Diversity (2019)
    Spokane Public Library - Spokane, Washington
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations About Diversity (2019)
    CAYAS Fall Workshop - Lacey, Washington
  • Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations About Diversity (2019)
    ECFS 410: Language & Literacy Development in Preschool University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • Reading life between the lines: Using Children’s Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2019)
    Washington Library Association First Tuesday Webinar - Online
  • Reading life between the lines: Using Children’s Literature to have Tough Conversations about Diversity (2019)
    ALSC Webinar: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland - Online
  • Reimagining the Wooded 'White Space': Picture Book Representations of Children of Color in Nature (2019)
    University of British Columbia (UCB) iSchool - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Resistance through Racial Counteraggressions (2019)
    Children's Literature Summer School - Antwerp, Belgium
  • The Role of Community Data in Helping Public Libraries Reach and Serve Underserved Communities (2019)
    iConference 2019 - Washington, D.C.
  • TwitterChat on Culturally Responsive Teaching for StudySync (2019)
    StudySync - Online
  • Welcoming Black Children into Literary Wildscapes: Wildness in African American Children's Picture Books (2019)
    Children's Literature Association Conference - Indianapolis, IN
  • 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