Volume 17(2)

Volume 17(2)

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

“Points of View” by Andrew Wales

Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction: Resisting “Normality” through Community Reciprocity

Yixuan Wang

Academic Articles

Research Articles

Teaching and Assessing Early Literacy during COVID-19 and Beyond

Katia Ciampa and Rosemarie Jagielo-Manion

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The Black Box: Close Reading Literary Life

Scott Jarvie

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Embodied Literacies of Sexuality and Gender of College Students

Meg C. Jones, Annemarie Vaccaro, Ryan A. Miller, Rachael Forester, Rachel E. Friedensen, Ezekiel W. Kimball, and Desiree Forsythe

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Reconfiguring Literacies in the Age of Misinformation and Disinformation

Kristy Smith and Lana Parker

Now I Feel Myself as a Full Person: Women’s Empowerment through Integrated Functional Adult Education program in Ethiopia

Tilahun Adamu Mengistie

“It is the innocence which constitutes the crime”: Interrogating Whiteness in a predominantly White high school English classroom

Karla M. Zaccor and Jake C. Thurman

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Voices from the Field

Can(n)non Fodder No More: Disrupting Common Arguments that Support a Canonical Empire

S.R. Toliver and Heidi Hadley

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Co-constructing Knowledge: Critical Reflections from Facilitators Engaging in Youth Participatory Action Research in an After-School Program

Tairan Qiu, Chioma Kas-Osoka, and Jason D. Mizell

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Magic Water: The Symbolic and Healing Nature of Water in Black Children’s Literature

Autumn A. Griffin

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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 provide summaries and critiques of books focusing on curriculum, instruction, and social equity.

Wei-Yi Lee, Academic Book Review Editor, jolle.bookrev@gmail.com

Children & Young Adult Literature (CYAL) Book Reviews

The Journal of Language and Literacy Education reviews recently published or soon-to-be-published children’s and young adult literature. At JoLLE, we value students’ voices and creativity in reflecting their understanding and evaluation of the literature that is written for them. For this year’s fall issue, we are pleased to share reflections from parents, teachers, and students on topics related to social justice, diversity, faith, culture and identity, and self-affirmation. We hope these reviews will promote engagement with textual literacy and understanding of literature for learners from different age groups. 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.

Xing Wei, CYAL Book Review Editor, jolle.cyal@gmail.com

Picture Book Reviews

Review of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Student Reviewer: Reed Norton

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Tori Golden Hughes

Review of I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience

Student Reviewers: Clara Stice

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Sarah Stice

Review of Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman

Student Reviewer: Zoë Heiss, Benjamin Heiss, and Miriam Heiss

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Nancy Heiss

Young Adult Book Reviews

Review of Lies Like Poison

Student Reviewer: Olivia Kutzleb

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Cameron Stevenson

Review of Made in Korea

Student Reviewers: Yena Lee

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Ji Hyun Hong

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts

In the Fall 2021 issue of JoLLE, we are proud to present a Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts section that shows voices from educators, students, and artists in diverse contexts around the world. Our contributors, who are also researchers and educators, provide us both practical inspiration and poetic interpretation of many issues related to teaching, emotions, language, and literacy.

Yixuan Wang, Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor, jolle.art.literature@gmail.com


Title: “It Just Feels Different”

Author: Jennifer C. Mann

Institution: North Carolina State University

Title: “Teachers Worry, Too”

Author: Katherine LaMaster

Title: “More Than a Class (Poetry for Two Voices)”

Author: Sel Melvin

Institution: Coastal Carolina University

Visual Art

Titles: “Pains, Blood, Red” & “We Belong to Nature”

Artist: Jayanthi Sankar

Principal Editor

Yixuan Wang

Managing Editor

Jennifer Ervin

Production Editor

Madison Gannon

Conference Chair

Olumide Ajayi

Academic Book Review Editor

Wei-Yi Lee

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor

Yixuan Wang

CYAL Book Review Editor

Xing Wei

Communications Editor

Saurabh Anand

Scholars Speak Out Editor

Wisnu Agung Pradana

Digital Content Editor

Yixuan Wang

Faculty Advisor

Usree Bhattacharya


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