Laura M. Jiménez

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Laura M. Jiménez is a lecturer at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She teaches children’s literature courses that focus on both the reader and the text by using an explicit Intersectional lens. She encourages teachers to read critically and widely.

Her work spans both literature and literacy, with a special interest in graphic novel reading comprehension and issues of representation in young adult literature. Her scholarship appears in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Teaching and Teacher Education, and the Journal of Literacy Research. Her graphic novel reviews, and calls for social justice in children’s literature can be found on her blog, https://booktoss.blog/ and on her frequent Tweets @booktoss.

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