Junko Yokota

Professor of Reading and Language, National College of Education, National-Louis University, Chicago, USA

Dr. Junko Yokota is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Language at National Louis University (Chicago) and Director of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books. She was an elementary classroom teacher and school librarian for the first ten years of her career. Her research focuses on digital literature for children, multicultural and international literature, and literacy instruction through quality literature. Her publications include five editions of a coauthored college textbook, Children’s Books in Children’s Hands, two children’s literature review columns, numerous journal articles as well as chapters in edited books.