Katharine Capshaw

Katharine Capshaw studies constructions of racialized childhood in literary and visual texts. Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (Minnesota 2014) won the 2015 Honour Book Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature and the 2016 Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book.  Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana 2004) won the Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. With Anna Mae Duane, Capshaw edited Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 (Minnesota 2017). Capshaw directs UConn’s minor in Diversity Studies in American Culture. She is the incoming president of the Children’s Literature Association.

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