JoEllen McCarthy, Emma Otheguy, & Charles R. Smith, Jr.
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JoEllen McCarthy is a member of The Educator Collaborative network. Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement.
JoEllen McCarthy, a dedicated educator for 20+ years, is a self-proclaimed “literacy geek.” Her considerable knowledge of effective literacy practices and child development, coupled with her passion and expertise for children’s literature, makes her a significant resource in the school districts with which she works. A true believer in the power of collaborating and sharing, JoEllen is proud to be a connected educator, using Twitter as her online “literacy lounge” to share “literacy snapshots” and “#PDlove” to grow ideas and celebrate literacy and learning in action. You can follow her on Twitter @JoEllenMcCarthy.
Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban poet and national hero José Martí, as well as her newly-published middle-grade novel Silver Meadows Summer (Knopf, 2019), which Pura Belpré-winning author Ruth Behar called “a magnificent contribution to the diversity of the new American literature for young readers.” Martí’s Song for Freedom received five starred reviews, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the New York Public Library, and was the recipient of the International Literacy Association’s 2018 Children’s and Young Adult Book Award in Intermediate Nonfiction. Emma’s forthcoming projects include her contribution to Newbery Honor-winning author Adam Gidwitz’s Unicorn Rescue Society middle grade fantasy series, to be released in spring 2020, as well as A Sled for Gabo, the first of two picture books with Atheneum, due out in fall 2020.
Emma attended Swarthmore College, where she studied children’s literature with Donna Jo Napoli and graduated with Honors. Later, she worked in farm-based education, at a children’s bookstore, and as a Spanish teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in History from New York University, where she focused on Spain and colonial Latin America. Emma has held fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the American Historical Association, the Council of Library and Information Resources, and Humanities New York. Emma lives in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter @EmmaOtheguy.
Charles R. Smith, Jr. is an award-winning author, photographer and poet with over thirty books to his credit. His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration (2010) for his photographs accompanying the Langston Hughes poem, My People and a Coretta Scott King Honor Author Award (2008) for his biography on Muhammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory. Many of his books have also garnered reluctant reader awards, proving that kids that don’t like to read, do like to read his books. Charles R. Smith Jr. was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. You can find him on the web at www.charlesrsmithjr.com or follow him on Twitter @CRSjr.