• Literacy engagement of youth who identify as urban beyond metropolitan areas
  • Social justice and school libraries
  • Identity and diverse representation in the children's book industry


Sabrina is a visiting professor in the University of Washington iSchool’s LIS program. She is the past chair of AASL’s National School Library Program of the Year (Awards Committee (SLPY) and past chair for the state of Virginia’s Intellectual Freedom Committee. She writes young adult literature reviews for several national library review journals, which molded her alignment in actions that provide youth a powerful impact with literature. Sabrina has also worked in education for the past four decades. She has held certification in diagnostic reading and is currently certified as a school librarian and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has achieved ABD status as a doctoral student at Virginia’s Old Dominion University, with plans to complete her PhD studies in 2022.


  • MA, Education, City University of New York, 1993
  • BA, History, New York University, 1983


  • Looking Back at 50 Years of ChLA, and Charting the Path Forward for Diversity Studies (2023)
    Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Annual Conference - Bellevue, WA
  • Song of the Land: Critical Perspectives on the Works of Mildred D. Taylor (2023)
    Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Annual Conference - Bellevue, WA
  • The Wonder, the Magic: Everydayness of the Wild in Literature for Black Teens and Tweens (2022)
    Children's Literature Association Annual Conference - Atlanta, GA