Tucson Festival of Books

Dorian Harrison


Dorian Harrison is an assistant professor of literacy at The Ohio State University at Newark. Dr. Harrison’s research explores how equity in literacy education is enacted, paying particular attention to the ways communities of learners are challenging deficit views and practices. She looks broadly at the intersections of race, class, and language that are at play during teaching and learning and involves conceptual and theoretical approaches, such as critical literacy, culturally relevant pedagogy, and multilingualism. Her research is aimed at not only improving classroom practice but also restructuring how institutions prepare future educators to engage with diverse populations of students and communities. 


Scheduled events:
Notable Books for K-8 Readers
This session will highlight award-winning books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for children in grades K-8. The books will be presented by the NCBLA committee who selected these books due to their appealing format, enduring quality, focus on language and invitation for child response. The committee will share the books and suggest instructional strategies. Books will be available for browsing and a book list provided. The books will be given away at the end of the session to attendees.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Patrick Andrus, Dorian Harrison, Kathryn Will, Fran Wilson
Moderator: Yvonne So