Volume 16(1)

Volume 16(1)

Academic Articles | Academic Book Reviews | CYAL Book Reviews | Poetry, Fiction, and Visual Arts

“The Nexus of Doing, Knowing, and Being” by Maverick Y. Zhang

Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction: Moving Past What We Already Know to Enact Change in Language and Literacy Education

Alexandra Lampp Berglund

Conference Keynote Articles and Videos

We Been Knowin’: Toward an Antiracist Language and Literacy Education

April Baker-Bell

Video:  We Been Knowin’: Toward an Antiracist Language and Literacy Education

On Knowing: Willingness, Fugitivity, and Abolition in Precarious Times

David Stovall

Video: We Know What to Do, But Will We Do It? Embracing Legacies of Fugitvity in K-20 Education

Academic Articles

Research Articles

Identifying Promising Literacy Practices for Black Males in P-12 Classrooms: An Integrative Review

Terry Husband, Grace Kang


Playful Images and Truthful Words: Eight-Graders Respond to Shaun Tan’s Stick Figures

Stephanie F. Reid


Placemaking and the Child Reader: Toward a Place-Conscious Framework for Reader Response Research and Pedagogy

Sarah Fischer


“Black Female Teachers are our School Parents!!”: Academic Othermothering Depicted in Multicultural Young Adult Texts

Delicia Tiera Greene


Voices from the Field

Seeing and Nurturing Young Children’s Reading Identities

Christopher J. Wagner


“How Do I Teach With Hope?”: Enacting Poetry Reading and Writing as a Form of Critical Hope in Classroom Spaces

Alecia Beymer, Mary L. Neville, Renee Wilmot, Vaughn W. M. Watson


 All podcasts available on iTunes

Academic Book Reviews

The academic book reviews in this issue cover a range of topics relevant to the field of language and literacy education. Reviewers with diverse backgrounds from different institutions provide summaries and critiques of books focusing on curriculum, instruction, practice, research, and social equity from pre-K to college.

Yixuan Wang, Academic Book Review Editor, jolle.bookrev@gmail.com

Children & Young Adult Literature (CYAL) Book Reviews

The Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE) reviews recently published or soon-to-be published Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CYAL). At JoLLE CYAL, we value students’ voices and creativity in reflecting their understanding and evaluation of the literature that is written for them. In addition, we also aim to provide a scholarly space for parents and teachers to work with their children and students in sharing their thoughts, experience, and evaluative judgements about these books to other adults throughout the country and all over the world.

This issue is a special issue of JoLLE, as we present book reviews that have not only been written by students and adults from the United States, but also other countries in the world, such as Indonesia and the Netherlands. We are also proud to feature book reviews completed by students with disabilities. This marks an important new beginning for us to embrace more diversity and take part in providing a medium to represent and share the voices from international children, caregivers, and scholars with and without disabilities.

We thank the students, teachers, and caregivers who have participated in our Children and Young Adult Literature book reviews. We hope to see more reviews from children and adults around the globe.

Wisnu Agung Pradana, CYAL Book Review Editor, jolle.cyal@gmail.com

Picture Book Reviews

Review of Superhero Levi Written by Catie Cordero

Student Reviewer: Charlie Neal

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Katie Wester-Neal

Review of The Weaver Written by Qian Shi

Student Reviewers: Aiden & William

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Evi Tri Prasetyaningsih

Review of Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Written by Rob Sanders & Illustrated by Steven Salerno

Student Reviewer: Avantika Das

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Christiani Dwi Putri

Review of Finding Kindness Written by Deborah Underwood & Illustrated by Irene Chan

Student Reviewer: Avonlie Michael

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Dustin Michael

Review of Between Us and Abuela Written by Mitali Perkins & Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Student Reviewer: Cristal De La Cruz

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Eliada N. Falcon

Young Adult Book Reviews

Review of All of Me Written by Chris Baron

Student Reviewer: Aura Vaysha Sasadara

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Ahmad Zubaidi Amrullah

Review of The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust Vol.2) Written by Philip Pullman

Student Reviewer: Jiankun Peng

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Sisilia Novena Kusumaningsih

Review of Sincerely, Harriet Written by Sarah W. Searle

Student Reviewer: Ashton Morrison

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Brandy N. Pass

Review of Somewhere Only We Know Written by Maurene Goo

Student Reviewer: Andrew Park

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Ji Hyun Hong

Review of Best Friends Written by Shannon Hale & Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Student Reviewers: Ayla Jaganjac & Micah Davis

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Jennifer Fraser

Review of StargazingWritten by Jen Wang & Illustrated by Lark Pien

Student Reviewer: Jermany-Renee Haugabook

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Jennifer Fraser

Review of Last of the Name Written by Rosanne Parry

Student Reviewers: Megan Serfontein

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Chloe Grimes

Review of Landscape with Invisible Hand Written by M. T. Anderson

Student Reviewer: Yoanna Nisa Novitasari

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Bernadeta Siska Indriyana

Review of Honor Code Written by Kiersi Burkhart

Student Reviewer: Akmal Faisal Zulkarnaen

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Reza Taufik Maulana

Review of The Navigator Written by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown

Student Reviewer: Caroline Davis

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Margaret A. Robbins

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts

The Fall 2020 issue of JoLLE’s Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts section reminds us of the rich nexus through which language, learning, and experience come into being.  Our poets and artists (comprising of researchers, educators, and local Athens youth) provide us moving inspiration, layered memories, and poetic insights into a few of the binding, intersectional issues that face us today, such as identity and self-discovery, multimodal teaching and learning, and interpersonal communication in education. In a time in which we must stay distant, these works evoke our shared dreams and struggles in continuing to forge a better tomorrow.

William Terrell Wright, Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor, jolle.art.literature@gmail.com


Title: “I Noticed”

Author: Jason D. DeHart

Institution: Appalachian State University

Titles: “Muse” & “Ode to Camp”

Author: Christina Pulzone

Institution: Florida State University

Titles:“The Duality of Education and the complexity of Being Literate”

Author: Chanequa Cameron

Institution: Deer Lake Elementary, Ontario, Canada

Visual Art

Title: “Counter-Narrative”

Artist: Jerome C. Harste

Institution: Indiana University

Title: “Shelter in Place”

Artist: Jerome C. Harste

Institution: Indiana University

Title: Idiom Artwork Project, Compiled by Krista Dean, Art Teacher at Chase Street Elementary, Athens, GA

“Barking Up the Wrong Tree” By Mzée

“Playing with Fire” By Crews

“Cool as a Cucumber” By Ruby

“Steal One’s Thunder” By Drew

Principal Editor

Alexandra Lampp Berglund

Managing Editor

Merida Lang

Production Editor

Bhairvi M. Trivedi

Conference Co-Chairs

Stacia L. Long & Tamara Moten

Academic Book Review Editor

Yixuan Wang

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor

William Terrell Wright

CYAL Book Review Editor

Wisnu Agung Pradana

Communications Editor

Maverick Y. Zhang

Scholars Speak Out Editor

Andressa Cristina Molinari

Digital Content Editor

Alexandra Lampp Berglund

Faculty Advisor

Peter Smagorinsky


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