As an editor, a critic, and an advocate for literacy and reading, the process of creating and exploring quality children’s literature is both my work and my passion. I delight in sharing my expertise and enthusiasm with others committed to matching the right book to the right child at the right time.

Publishing Professional with Breadth and Depth of Experience

Editorial experience in educational, professional, and trade children's books and periodicals

Widely Consulted Authority and Literacy Advocate

Sought-after for panels, presentations, and interviews on children's literature and writing and publishing for young people.
Leader in Field

Officer and active member of professional and advocacy organizations for teachers, librarians, authors and illustrators, including:

• Former director of board for the American Library Association's Association of Library Services to Children

• Past-president and former director of board of United States Board on Books for Young People. Served as U.S. delegate to International Board on Books for Young People conference in Basel, Switzerland, in 2002

• Member National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, Foundation for Children’s Books, Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators

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