Volume 19 (1)

Decolonizing and Humanizing Practices in Education

Academic Articles | Scholars Speak Out |Academic Book ReviewsCYAL Book Reviews | Poetry, Fiction, and Visual Arts


by Jared Huisingh (him/his)*

Editor’s Introduction: Decolonizing and Humanizing Practices in Education

By Jennifer Ervin, Principal Editor

Academic Articles

Research Articles

“I’m Starved For That”: Preservice Teachers’ Experiences with Video Analysis

Sarah Stice and Madison Gannon

Negotiating Word Meanings and Identities in a Translanguaging Space

Marcela Ossa Parra

Socio-cognitive research in action: What can we learn from a single case?

Joanne Quick

Voices from the Field

“I Want You to Want Me Too”: Enacting Linguistic Justice in Language & Grammar Courses

Kisha Porcher

“What if what I want to say is not enough for what I have to say?” Expanding Meaning-Making Opportunities by Using Adinkra Symbols and Yoruba Proverbs

Mellissa Gyimah-Concepcion and Olabisi Kehinde Adenekan

Critical Approaches to Media Literacy in Teacher Education: Accounting for the Challenges of Post-Truth Politics

Aimee Hendrix-Soto and Brady Nash

Scholars Speak Out

Is Post Traumatic Test Disorder Killing Your Students’ Love of Literacy?

Jennifer K. Allen

To Hover Amidst the Zip: Reflections on Moments of Silence in Literacy Classrooms

Elizabeth Dutro

Academic Book Reviews

Naanhee Kim, Academic Book Review Editor, jolle.bookrev@gmail.com

Navigating the Intersection of Race, Culture, and Education: Lessons from Race at the Top

Reviewed by Shuang Fu

Children & Young Adult Literature (CYAL) Book Reviews

The children and young adult book reviews in this issue welcome the critiques of adult and student reviewers. We are pleased to offer reflections from educators and their students on a variety of young adult literature. We hope these reviews will encourage our readers to add these titles to their libraries while continuing to embrace the unique joy and adventures that can be experienced through books.

Brittany Pope, CYAL Book Review Editor, jolle.cyal@gmail.com

Review of The First Thing About You Written by Chaz Hayden

Emma Henline, ]Student Reviewer

Dr. Anne Rose Loureiro Hester, Educator Reviewer

Review of The Silent Stars Go By Written by Sally Nichols

Andrea Loera, Student Reviewer

Arielle Mouton, Educator Reviewer

Review of The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep Written by Allan Wolf

Cameron Stewart, Student Reviewer

Hope Stern, Educator Reviewer

Review of The Cost of Knowing Written by Brittney Morris

Taylor Weyer, Student Reviewer

Cameron Stevenson, Adult Reviewer

Review of The Sun Shines on the Jungle Written by Michael Slack

Ella Bell, Student Reviewer

Rhonda Pope, Educator Reviewer

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts

In the Spring 2023 issue of JoLLE, we are proud to present a Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts section that shares contextual experiences of visceral, instinctive, intellectual, evoked and responsive enactments of language and literacy.  Collectively, these artistic renderings prompt considerations for the engagement of language, literacy, teaching, and learning in diverse contexts.

Frankie Avalos , Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor, jolle.art.literature@gmail.com


“An Epic Testimonio,” “Critical Resistance and Cyclical Nature,” & “Representation Matters”

Danielle Anne Sosías

“Pedagogy of Peace”

Brooke Bianchi-Pennington

*Note on this issue’s cover art

From Jared Huisingh: The “Reflections” piece was originally a series of three paintings and sketches from class notes. The first painting was a replica/homage to Aaron Douglas’s “Untitled (seated man with head resting.)” The second was a self portrait that responded to my replica that centered some of the anxieties I was facing. The collage elements came from my notes during classes on CRT, my comics I wrote about media, and the third painting of the fractured shield/self-portrait reckoning with the state of the USA.

Current JoLLE Board

Principal Editor

Jennifer Ervin

Managing Editor

John Williams

Production Editor

Amanda Deaton

Conference Co-Chairs

Casey Boersma, Haley Allen, Jisang Yoo

Academic Book Review Editors

Naanhee Kim (she/her), Adam Díaz (he/him),

Poetry, Fiction, & Visual Arts Editor

Frankie Avalos

CYAL Book Review Editor

Brittany Pope

Communications Editors

Pamela Kimario, Seon Ja Chang

Scholars Speak Out Editor

Ashley Brumbelow 

Digital Content Editors

Lauren Corley, Adam Díaz


Jie Zhang

Faculty Advisor

Usree Bhattacharya


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