Debra Mitts Smith

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD, MS Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, BA, University of Illinois at Chicago

mitts [at] illinois.edu

Research Focus

Children's and young adult literature, especially the use of visual images, and library history; current research projects include a book history of Kipling's The Jungle Books, a history of the children's libraries in Brussels from 1920-1940, a look at gaming and inquiry based learning via Wolfquest, and an examination of internationalism in picture books from the 1920s and 1930s.