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Galda receives Arbuthnot Award

Lee GaldaLee Galda, professor of literacy education, received the Arbuthnot Award for outstanding university teaching of children's and young adults' literature from the International Reading Association (IRA).

The IRA is a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy since 1956. More than 70,000 members strong, the association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Members promote high levels of literacy for all by:

  • Improving the quality of reading instruction
  • Disseminating research and information about reading
  • Encouraging the lifetime reading habit

Galda has written 11 books and many book chapters, including the first chapter on children's literature in the Handbook of Reading Research (3rd edition), as well as articles in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, and The New Advocate. She was children's books department editor for The Reading Teacher, coauthored the Professional Resources column for The New Advocate, was a contributing editor for The Riverbank Review, and a member of the 2003 Newbery Award Selection Committee. She also has served on selection committees for the Minnesota Book Awards. Her textbook, Literature and the Child, is now in its 7th edition.

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