IBBY New Zealand Congress book shortlisted for UKLA Academic Book Award
Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate World has been shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award Shortlist 2019. One of five books.
The five books selected for the shortlist all make unique contributions to the field. Two are edited collections: Arizpe & Cliff Hodges and Daly & Limbrick both explore, in very different ways, the centrality of reading in young people’s lives across a range of countries. Two focus on classroom practice in the teaching of literacy: Burnett and Merchant examine ways in which new media technologies have implications now for literacy provision in schools, while Bearne and Reedy draw together theory and practice about reading, writing and spoken language, illustrating their account with vibrant examples of classroom practice. Finally, Jones presents her longitudinal research into literacy lives in an age of austerity.
The shortlist was chosen by the UKLA Membership and Awards committee. The final panel will be chaired by Morag Styles, Emeritus Fellow, Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
The winner will be announced at the UKLA International Conference in Sheffield July 12-14th, 2019