Recipients of the Children's Literature Assembly Early Career Award
2017 CLA Early Career Award Recipient
Angie Zapata, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of Missouri . She is a longtime elementary teacher of bilingual and multilingual children and now teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses focused on language, literacy, identity, and literature for children and youth in both online and face-to-face settings. Angie engages in collaborative teacher and researcher methodologies to understand how students and their teachers respond to diverse literature and how literature reflecting diverse languaging practices can mentor students' translingual literacy practices and text-making processes. Her most recent publications can be found in Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Language Arts, and the Journal of Children’s Literature in addition to other journals and edited books.