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Danielle Hartsfield

Danielle Hartsfield
Title: Assistant Professor Literarcy and Elementary Education
Phone: 470-239-3108
Email:

Office: 265, Cumming

Overview

Danielle Hartsfield is an assistant professor in the teacher education department. She teaches courses in early childhood education and literacy.

Courses Taught

  • READ 3090: Children’s Literature and Language Arts
  • ECSP 3002: Educational Assessment
  • ECSP 3010: Educational and Community-Based Interventions for Students at Risk
  • ECSP 3030: Language and Cognition
  • ECSP 4002: Curriculum, Methods, and Materials

Education

  • B.A., mass communication, Franklin Pierce College, 2006
  • M.Ed., curriculum and instruction, University of Massachusettes-Lowell, 2009
  • Ph.D., curriculum and instruction, Old Dominion University, 2014

Research/Special Interests

  • Children’s literature
  • Censorship
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Critical literacy

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Hartsfield, D.E. (in press). “It’s pretty and all, but I want it to be realistic”: Exploring children’s situational interest in nonfiction books. The Dragon Lode.
  • Forest, D.E. (2016). Depictions of social class in Newbery-winning fantasies: A critical literacy approach. In M.A. Fabrizi (Ed.), Fantasy literature: Challenging genres (pp. 123-137). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Forest, D.E., & Kimmel, S.C. (2016). Critical literacy performances in online literature discussions. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 57(4), 283-294.
  • Forest, D.E., & Morgan, H. (2016). Focus on technology: Inspiring students to read with online book collections. Childhood Education, 92(5), 415-417.
  • Kimmel, S.C., Forest, D.E., Suh, Y., & Garrison, K.L. (2016). Portrayals of the U.S. in translated children’s literature: A cosmopolitan perspective. Social Studies Research & Practice, 11(1), 1-19.
  • Morgan, H., & Forest, D.E. (2016). What educators need to do with biased children’s books on religion, gender, and race. Journal of International Social Studies, 6(1), 74-83
  • Forest, D.E. (2015). Talk show: A technique to facilitate understanding of story characters. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators, 1(1), 53-60. 
  • Forest, D.E., Garrison, K.L., and Kimmel, S.C. (2015). “The university for the poor”: Portrayals of class in translated children’s literature. TeachersCollege Record, 117(2), 1-40.
  • Kimmel, S.C., Garrison, K.L., and Forest, D.E. (2015). “Immigrants of us all”: Experiencing migration and movement through Batchelder-Award winning translated books. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 21(2), 113-132. doi: 10.1080/13614541.2015.1078621
  • Suh, Y., An, S., and Forest, D.E. (2015). Remembering the Asian American past: The portrayal of Asian Americans and their experiences in U.S. history textbooks. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 39(1), 39-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jssr.​2014.05.002
  • Underwood, J., Kimmel, S.C., Forest, D.E., & Dickinson, G. (2015). Culturally relevant booktalking: Using a mixed-reality simulation with pre-service school librarians. School Libraries Worldwide, 21(1), 91-107.
  • Forest, D.E. (2014). From rags to “rich as Rockefeller”: Portrayals of class mobility in Newbery titles. Curriculum Inquiry, 44(5), 591-619. doi: 10.1111/curi.12067
  • Garrison, K.L., Forest, D.E., and Kimmel, S.C. (2014). Curation in translation: Promoting global citizenship through literature. School Libraries Worldwide, 20(1), 70-96. doi: 10.14265.20.1.006.
  • Forest, D.E. (2013). Promoting internationalism in the reading classroom: The Batchelder Award. Reading in Virginia, 35(1), 25-34.
  • Forest, D.E., Kimmel, S. C., and Garrison, K.L. (2013). Launching youth activism with award-winning international literature. Journal of Language and LiteracyEducation, 9(1), 136-160. 
  • Garrison, K.L., Forest, D.E., and Kimmel, S.C. (2013). Translated literature in your library: The Mildred L. Batchelder Award. Access, 27(4), 12-15.
  • Garrison, K.L., Kimmel, S.C., and Forest, D. E. (2013). Teens in translation. Voice of Youth Advocates, 36(2), 30-32.

Selected Presentations:

  • Hartsfield, D.E., & Kimmel, S.C. (2017, July). Controversial literature and constructing figured worlds of censorship and childhood. Roundtable presentation to be delivered in the Professors of Literacy Teacher Education SIG session, International Literacy Association conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hartsfield, D.E. (2017, March). From the invisible poor to the greedy rich: Deconstructing social class stereotypes in children’s literature. Presented at the Kennesaw State University Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Kennesaw, GA.
  • Forest, D.E. (2016, July). “It’s pretty and all, but I would like it to be realistic”: Children’s perspectives of informational books. Poster presented at the International Literacy Association conference, Boston, MA.
  • Kimmel, S.C., & Forest, D.E. (2016, April). “It was . . . the word ‘scrotum’ on the first page”: Educators’ perspectives of controversial literature. Roundtable presentation delivered at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Forest, D.E., & Kimmel, S.C. (2016, January). Death, alcohol, cigarettes, and scrotums: Pre-service school librarians discuss controversial literature. Paper presented at the Association of Library and Information Science Education, Boston, MA.
  • Forest, D.E., & Kimmel, S.C. (2015, April). “Nobody really pays attention to lunch ladies”: Enacting critical literacy in virtual literature circles. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Forest, D.E. (2014, April). “The poor kid finds the pirate treasure”: Depictions of social class in Newbery books. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Forest, D.E., Kimmel, S.C., Garrison, K.L., and Suh, Y. (2014, April). Through the eyes of the other: A critical analysis of the United States in global children’s literature. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Colwell, J., Forest, D.E., and Woodward, L. (2014, April). Connecting and promoting multiple literacies in an online summer reading program. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Forest, D.E. (2014, January). Portrayals of social class in Newbery titles, 2009-2013. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Forest, D.E., Garrison, K., and Kimmel, S. (2014, January). Entrepreneurs in cultural competence: Using global literature to discuss international human rights with youth. Presentation delivered at the annual conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kimmel, S., Forest, D.E., Colwell, J., and Baker, S. (2014, January). Educational entrepreneurship, service learning and adolescent literacy at a distance. Presented at the 2014 Association of Library and Information Science Education annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Forest, D.E. (2013, November). Class and class conflict in Newbery Award books. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA.
  • Garrison, K., Forest, D.E., and Kimmel, S. (2013, November). “The world will be as one”: Translated literature’s role in our 21st century world. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA.
  • Forest, D.E., Garrison, K., and Kimmel, S. (2013, April). “The university for the poor”: Portrayals of class in translated children’s literature. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kimmel, S., Dickinson, G., Underwood, J., and Forest, D.E. (2013, April). Culturally relevant booktalking: Using a mixed reality simulation with pre-service school librarians. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Forest, D.E., Garrison, K., and Kimmel, S. (2013, February). Inspiring child activism with award-winning translated literature. Presented at the inaugural conference of the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Kimmel, S., Forest, D.E., and Garrison, K. (2013, January). The beauty of translation: Tough topics in the Batchelder Award titles. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education, Seattle, WA.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Grade 4 Teacher, Southern Berkshire Regional School District, Sheffield, MA
  • Grade 3 Special Education Teaching Assistant, Bedford Public Schools, Bedford, MA

Personal Information

Professional Service:

Committee Member, 2016-2018
Robert F. Sibert Award Selection Committee
Association for Library Service to Children
American Library Association

Co-Chair, 2016-2018
Committee Member, 2014-2016
Education Committee
Association for Library Service to Children
American Library Association

Secretary/Historian, 2015-present
Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group
International Literacy Association

Committee Member, 2015-2016
Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award Committee
International Literacy Association

Committee Member, 2014-2015
Short Story Award Committee
International Literacy Association

Children’s Book Reviewer, 2013-present
School Library Connection (formerly Library Media Connection)

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