Our Advisory Board

Michelle H. Martin, Ph.D.

Beverly Cleary Professor of Children and Youth Services

University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, Washington


Carmen Martínez-Roldán, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, New York


Cathryn Mercier, Ph.D.


Director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature

Simmons College

Boston, Massachusetts


Debbie Reese, Ph.D.

Independent Scholar, Editor and Publisher

American Indians in Children’s Literature Blog



Kathy G. Short, Ph.D.


Language, Reading and Culture Program

Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department

The University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Director of Worlds of Words (www.wowlit.org)