Deborah Stevenson

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Director, Center for Children's Books
Editor, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Chicago

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Research Focus

Children's literature and contemporary culture; history of children's literature; genre theory.

Research Projects

App Authors: Closing the App Gap II

The focus of this three-year, multisite project is development of app-based curricula and tools for use in school and public libraries. These tools will teach children aged eight to twelve how to build their own apps, providing them with early programming experience, and allow them to share their creations with other children. The project further establishes libraries as places to engage youth in STEM exploration and digital development that reflects their own experiences.

Completed Research Projects

Related Topics

Youth Literature, Culture, and Services, history of the book, CCB, book reviewing, children’s books, journal production