Children’s literacy professor to serve on committee that selects nonfiction book award

Dr Lowery1Ruth McKoy Lowery, a UF associate professor of children’s literacy, was recently appointed to the selection committee for the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction in Children’s Literature. She will serve on the committee for three years. 

Lowery’s teaching and research focuses on literature for children and adolescents, immigrant and multicultural literature and education, and preparing pre-service teachers to teach diverse student populations.

The NCTE committee mainly selects the recipients of the annual Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and promotes the use of nonfiction children’s books in the classroom. 

The national council is dedicated to improving English and language arts education.