An essay written by Dr.Ruth Caillouet, chair of the Department of Teacher Education atClaytonStateUniversity, has won a second national award.
Caillouet’s article, "To Be Young, Gifted, Black, and Lesbian: Wyeth and Woodson, Models for Saving a Life," was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award this past spring. Last week, Caillouet flew to Las Vegas, Nev., to receive the 2012 Nilsen-Donelson Award for the outstanding article in The ALAN Review for volume 39, published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN).
The article’s previous honor, the Virginia Hamilton Essay Award was established in 1991, and recognizes a journal article published in a given year which makes a significant contribution to professional literature concerning multicultural literary experiences for youth.
Dr. Steven Bickmore, Dr. Jacqueline Bach and Dr. Melanie Hundley currently edit ALAN Review Since July 1995 Virginia Tech’s DLA (Digital Library and Archives) has provided Internet access to the ALAN Review homepage, http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/alan-review.html