Kathy G. Short

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Kathy Short is a professor in the program of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona and has worked extensively with teachers to develop curriculum that actively involves students as readers and inquirers. Her work focuses on global children’s and adolescent literature, dialogue, curriculum as inquiry, and intercultural understanding. She has co-authored many books, including Critical Content Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature, Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature, Essentials of Children’s Literature, Essentials of Young Adult Literature, Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, and Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children’s Literature. She is the director of Worlds of Words (www.wowlit.org), an initiative to build bridges across global cultures through children’s literature, and served as President of the U.S. national section of the International Board of Books for Young People and the National Council of Teachers of English. She was named the 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English and serves on various book award committees including the Caldecott Medal.