Caitlin Ryan Receives 2020 CLA Research Award

Friday, February 12, 2021

Caitlin Ryan, associate professor of language and literacy at the Watson College, has received the 2020 CLA Research Award from the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English for her work with the Reading the K-8 Rainbow Book Club project. The book club helps teachers read, discuss and teach with LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books.

The CLA Research Award recognizes original research addressing significant questions related to the field of children’s literature.

“Dr. Ryan’s love of literature is infectious! When given the opportunity to talk with her about her work you can’t help but get excited about what she’s doing,” said Heidi Higgins, chair of WCE’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education.

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