Volume 18(1)

Volume 18(1)

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

“Propelling Connection and Disconnection” by Shannon Perry

Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction: Language and Literacy through International Citizenship Education

Yixuan Wang

Conference Keynote Videos and Reflection

Conference Reflection by the Conference Chair

Olumide Ajayi

Dr. Manuela Wagner

Video: Opening Keynote ~ Teaching for Intercultural Citizenship: Implications for Students, Teachers, and Society

Dr. Irina Golubeva

Video: Closing Keynote ~ Intercultural Citizenship Education: Preparing University Students for Life and Work in Culturally Diverse Societies

Academic Articles

Research Articles

Relational Narrating: Supporting a Reluctant Writer in Writing Workshop

Fred L. Hamel

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Youth Testimony to Contend with Trauma

Leah Panther and Latoya Tolefree

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Representations of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Rural Ways of Being in Picture Books for Children

Karen Eppley, Shelley Stagg Peterson, and Jeffrey Wood

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Three Decades of Literacy Preservice Teachers’ Engagement in Research: Operationalizing Critical Reflexivity to Explore Possibilities for Increasing Racial Literacy

Catherine Lammert

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“I Couldn’t Sleep”: Tension in Preservice Teacher Writing Instruction

David Premont

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Analysis of Alignment between Secondary Level English Textbooks and National Curriculum: A Comparative Study of Public and Private Schools in Sindh, Pakistan

Farhan Ali Bhutto, Hassan Syed, Abdul Saeed Rajput, Syed Tanweer Shah, and Zulfiqar Chachar

Language, Literacy, and Love: A Critical Framework for Teaching Adolescent Emergent Bilinguals

Phyliciá Anderson, Mary Amanda Stewart, and Victor Antonio Lozada

“Draw a Picture of Something You Learned:” A Critical Analysis of Multilingual Students Using Multiliteracies

Marva Cappello and Reka Barton

Voices from the Field

Disciplinary Literacy Strategies to Support Transactions in Elementary Social Studies

Tori Golden Hughes

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Academic Book Reviews

The academic book reviews in this issue cover a range of topics relevant to Critical Race Theory, joy in early childhood education, arts and literacy in STEAM education, picture books and social emotional education (SEL), and digital support and digital literacies in the field of language and literacy education.

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

Review of Critical Race Theory in Education: A Scholar’s Journey

Jennifer Arcila, University of North Carolina

Review of Resisting the KINDER-RACE: Restoring Joy to Early Learning

Karole-Ann Friddle, University of North Carolina

Review of Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy for Diverse K-5 Classroom

Chyllis E. Scott and Matt Albert, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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 spring issue, we are pleased to share reflections from parents, teachers, and students on topics related to diversity, social justice, disability, faith, and teamwork. 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 Watercress

Student Reviewer: CoCo Li

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Dr. Yang Wang

Review of Jabari Tries

Student Reviewer: Greyson D. Finley

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Dr. Stacie L. Finley

Review of Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives

Student Reviewers: Lily Johnston

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Dr. Kelly C. Johnston

Review of From the Tops of the Trees

Student Reviewer: Ashrit Beskrowni

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Mohit Mehta

Review of Mi Casa Is My Home

Student Reviewer: Jamnel Brito

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Xinyi Meng

Review of Time for Bed, Old House

Student Reviewers: Jaden Gardner and Aria Johnson

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Andrea Crawford-Pritchett

Young Adult Book Reviews

Review of Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

Student Reviewer: Lucy Kershen

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Julianna E. L. Kershen

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts

In the Spring 2022 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.

Tugba Nur Dogan, Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor, jolle.art.literature@gmail.com


Title: “My Open Wound” & “My Librarian”

Author: René Saldaña Jr.

Institution: Texas Tech University

Title: “Progress Sieve”, “Diaspora, An Acrostic”, “My Pre-Teen Daughter’s Not Good at Spelling” & “There Are No Bad Words”

Author: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Institution: University of Georgia

Title: “Shakespeare 是什麼?”

Author: Brooke Bianchi-Pennington

Institution: Hardin Valley Academy

Visual Art

Titles: “An Attempt to Hold a Mirror to Zaffar Kunial’s ‘The Word'”

Artist: Saurabh Anand

Institution: University of Georgia

Principal Editor

Yixuan Wang

Managing Editor

Jennifer Ervin

Production Editor

Madison Gannon

Conference Chair

Olumide Ajayi

Academic Book Review Editor

Yixuan Wang

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor

Tugba Nur Dogan

CYAL Book Review Editor

Xing Wei

Communications Editor

Saurabh Anand

Scholars Speak Out Editor

Wisnu Agung Pradana

Digital Content Editor

Helena Karas

Faculty Advisor

Usree Bhattacharya


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