Julie Roach is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Children's literature, young adult literature, intellectual freedom
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Literature for Children and Young Adults
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: EEDUC 5104: Literature for Children and Young Adults; EEDUC 6032: Exploring Nonfiction in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom
Education: M.S., Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science; B.S.,Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Publications:Cappiello, M.A., Dawes, E.T. Enriquez, G., and Roach, J. (2011). Children's literature reviews: The right not to defend your tastes. Language Arts. 88, 3. pgs. 244-249.Neely, A., Bird, E., Doherty, T., Hemphill, H., and Roach, J. (2010) Children’s literature reviews: Children’s literature characters forming community in an almost 2.0 world. Language Arts. 88, 1. pgs. 74-80. Presentations:“Fostering Lifelong Learners: Prescribing Books for Early Childhood Education,” Presenter and Co-organizer, Cambridge, MA, April 2013. The Horn Book, Reach Out and Read, and Cambridge Public Library Joint Conference “Serving Underserved Youth,” Cambridge, MA, April 2013. Massachusetts Library Association 2013 Annual Conference“Rethinking Reading: Beginning Readers @ Your Library,” Worcester, MA , March 2012. New England Library Association Conference"Lessons from Literature: Building the Teacher-Librarian Team.” Midway, UT. February 2012. For the Love of Reading Literacy Conference.“Freedom to Write, Freedom to Read.” Panelist. Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, September 2011
Julie Roach manages youth services at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA. She has served on the Boston Globe Horn Book Award Committee, the Caldecott Committee and most recently chaired the 2011 Theodor (Seuss) Geisel Committee. She reviews children’s literature regularly for The Horn Book and School Library Journal and, in addition to teaching at Lesley University, she also teaches “Children’s Literature and Media Collections” at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
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