Lettycia Terrones

Doctoral Student

PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois (in progress)

MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles

BA, English, University of California, Berkeley

Research focus

My project examines aesthetic/political strategies that occur visually and textually in Chicana-created picturebooks. My project considers how these strategies contribute to library services for children and families.

Honors and Awards

  • Children's Literature Association, Graduate Student Essay Ph.D. Honor Award, 2018
  • Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Nicholson Graduate Fellowship, 2018
  • Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Research Fellowship, 2018
  • ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2006

Publications & Papers

Terrones, Lettycia. “Praxis of Refusal: Self-Fashioning and Throwing Attitude in The First Rule of Punk.” Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature, edited by Trevor Boffone and Cristina Herrera, University Press of Mississippi, 2020. 

Terrones, Lettycia. "Tracing Activist Genealogies in Latina Children’s Librarianship." Research on Diversity in Youth Literature, vol. 1, no. 2, 2019, pp.1-27.

Terrones, Lettycia. "Pedagogies of the Home in the Art and Narrative of Chicana/o Picturebooks." Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, vol. 33, no. 5, 2017 pp. 137-163.

Terrones, Lettycia and Beatriz E. Maldonado, "Death by Policing: Race, State Violence, and the Possibility of Justice," Illinois 150: The 21st Century Research University and the Public Good, edited by Kevin Hamilton, Windsor & Downs Press, 2019, https://doi.org/10.21900/wd.8

Terrones, Lettycia. "Águila: Personal Reflections on Reading Chicanx Picturebooks from the Inside Out." Voices of resistance: Essays on Chican@ children’s literature, edited by Alamillo et al., Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, pp. 47-58.

Terrones, Lettycia. "Técnica Con/Safos: Visual Iconography in Latino Picture Books as a Tool for Cultural Affirmation." Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children: Their Words, Their Worlds, edited by Clark et al., Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 241-264.

Additional Publications

Terrones, Lettycia. "A Response to the Indigenous Studies Lecture for the Modern Criticism and Theory Lecture Series at Illinois." Kritik, a public forum on theory, culture, and politics hosted by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 19 November 2019.

Terrones, Lettycia. "A Reflection on My Experience of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell." The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018.

Terrones, Lettycia. "Twenty Years in the Making: Latino Firsts at the 2016 Youth Media Awards Began with Pura Belpré." School Library Journal, vol. 62, no. 3, March 2016, pp. 56-58.