I am mother of two daughters, wife, friend, teacher, dog owner, avid reader, and tea drinker. At other times in my life I have been a violist, alumni coordinator, and children’s museum education director. I grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and as a result, love water but not snow.
I am a doctoral candidate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. I teach children’s literature and language arts methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
About this blog
There are many people that are devotees of children’s and young adult literature across a variety of fields, disciplines and locations: teachers, librarians, scholars, parents, authors, illustrators, publishers, and bloggers. I am continually fascinated by the ways that these communities do (and sometimes don’t) intersect with each other. As an avid reader, doctoral student, teacher educator, former elementary teacher, and mother I have chosen to follow conversations in multiple disciplines. I find it enriches my thinking about children’s and young adult literature. This blog is a place for me to share some of my own thinking. My hope is that this will be a space for conversation and thought for and about literature for children and young adults.