Category: Special Populations

45 - Literature Catalysts: Gifted Readers Reacting to Multicultural Children's Literature

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

What children's books are available for challenging gifted readers from diverse backgrounds? Literature Catalysts guide teachers to implement the elements of the World Class Reader Model (i.e., Loving to Read, Learning to Read, Reading to Learn, Reading to Serve) using multicultural children's literature. A Javits-funded database provides teachers with access to multiple titles and ideas.


Scott L. Hunsaker

Distinguished Associate Professor of Honors Education
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Rebecca Haslam Odoardi

Project Director
Utah Center for the Advancement of Reading Excellence; Utah State Board of Education
Bountiful, Utah