Deborah Stevenson, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

On this episode, we are joined by Deborah Stevenson, Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books provides concise summaries and critical evaluations of current children's books. This invaluable resource assists readers with questions regarding the ever-evolving children's literature field. Reviews give an in-depth look at a selected book's content, reading level, strengths and weaknesses, and quality of the format, as well as suggestions for curricular use. Deborah joined Mary Alice to talk about the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, as the journal prepares to celebrate its 75th year of publication.

Deborah Stevenson has taught children’s literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Simmons College, and Indiana University Northwest.  Her articles have appeared in the Horn Book Magazine, The Lion and the Unicorn, and the Children's Literature Association Quarterly. She was a senior editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature and a contributor to the Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature, and she is a co-editor with Karen Coats and Vivian Yenika-Agbaw of the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Children’s Literature. Her research ranges from the demographics of youth literature to book importation and translation to STEM-based library programming for young people.