Park receives Virginia Hamilton Essay Award
Associate Professor Soyeon Park (Child & Adolescent Development) and co-authors received the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award in recognition of their article titled “Korean culture as portrayed in young children’s picture books: The pursuit of cultural authenticity,” published last year in Children’s Literature in Education. The award recognizes a journal article that makes a significant contribution to professional literature concerning multicultural literacy experiences for youth. It is presented annually at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature, the longest running conference dedicated to multicultural literature for youth in the country. As the award recipient, Park will receive a plaque and present a session with her co-authors at the 2017 conference.