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Our Mission
The Mission of the Children´s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group is to promote the educational use of children's books by focusing on recently published children's literature, supportive professional books, issues relative to children's literature, and current research findings.
President - Allen Evans


The CL/R SIG is committed to supporting educators’ initiatives regarding children’s literature. Funds will be used for scholarships and research.

Fundraising Initiatives
Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) Raffle
Each year, 25 outstanding trade books that promote a global society are selected by NBGS committee. During the IRA Annual Convention, raffle tickets are sold for a chance to win a set of all 25 books.

Limited Prints
Everyone enjoys the creative illustrations in children’s picture books, but not everyone can afford to purchase original artwork. Thus, celebrated illustrators have donated their time and talent so that lover’s (This needs to be changed to lovers) of children’s literature can own treasured artwork. Over the years, illustrators have graciously created, printed, numbered and signed limited edition prints to help us raise money for the SIG.

2nd Edition Limited Prints
R. Gregory Christie
The Lion King’s Gift
by R. Gregory Christie
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1st Edition Limited Prints
by Matt Holm

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Kathleen A. Gormley
Kathleen A. Gormley, Associate Professor
The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York