About the Author
Stephen Adam Crawley is an assistant professor of literacy education at Oklahoma State University. His research, teaching, and service focus on culturally diverse children’s literature, censorship, technology integration, and content area literacy in K-8 classrooms. Specifically, he explores depictions within, approaches to the teaching of, and stakeholders’ responses to LGBTQ-inclusive children’s literature. Prior to teacher education, he taught in Australian and U.S. public elementary schools for 12 years. His research is published in Voices from the Middle, The ALAN Review, The Journal of Children’s Literature, Bookbird, and Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education.