- Contributors' Notes
Joshua Brown is director of visual research and graphic art for the American Social History Project, Graduate Center, City University of New York. He wrote and directed the design of the ASHP's award-winning audio-visual series depicting the American working-class past and is presently engaged in pre-production work on the ASHP's next project, a television history of Afro-American emancipation. He is a consulting editor of the Radical History Review where his comic strip, "Adventures in the Academic Skin Trade" regularly appears. He has published numerous articles on the presentation of history in the popular arts and consulted on various public history projects.
Francelia Butler is founder and editor-in-chief of Children's Literature. She is a Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Storrs where she teaches children's literature. She has published a novel for adults, The Lucky Piece, that deals with child abuse, and a book for young people, Madame Gandhi. Prof. Butler has recently established the Foundation for Contributed Thoughts on Peace, Inc.
Ian F. Hancock has published over 160 works in seven languages, and is regularly invited to lecture in many countries. His two new books, The Pariah Syndrome, his account of the enslavement and persecution of the Gypsy people, and Gypsy Americans, part of Chelsea House's forthcoming series on American ethnic populations, will be released this year. He was appointed as U.S. Delegate to the United Nations for the World Romani Union in 1984. He is currently a Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 1972.
Craig Howes is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. An earlier version of "Hawaii Through Western Eyes" was delivered at the 1986 "Literature and Hawaii's Children" Conference.
Dean Hughes is the author of many books for adults, young adults, and children, including As Wide as a River, Deseret, 1980; Brothers, [End Page 172] Deseret, 1982; Honestly, Myron, Macmillan, 1982; The Mormon Church: A Basic History, Deseret, 1986; and Switching Tracks, Macmillan, 1982.
Lois R. Kuznets is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University where she teaches children's literature and medieval literature. She has published numerous articles in the field of children's literature and her book on Kenneth Grahame (Twayne English Authors) will be published this year. She is currently field editor of Twayne English Authors Series, on the editorial board of Children's Literature, and President of the Children's Literature Association.
Roni Natov is co-founder and co-editor of The Lion and the Unicorn. She is an Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College and has published widely in the field of children's literature.
Suzanne Rahn teaches children's literature in the English Department of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and is the author of Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of the History and Criticism (Garland, 1981).
Ellen Rubin has an M.S. in Special Education from Bank Street College. She has taught and worked with a variety of disability groups and has done a great deal of teacher training. She now works as a Special Education Staff Specialist for Educational Equity Concepts and is a member of both the New York State Department of Education Commissioner's Advisory Panel on Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions and the Consumer Advisory Council of the Jewish Guild for the Blind. She has collected resources and an annotated bibliography on disability and has co-authored a book entitled Including All of Us: A Current Guide about Disability published by Educational Equity Concepts.
Amy Schwartz is a noted children's book author and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her book Mrs. Moskowitz and the Sabbath Candlesticks won a National Jewish Book Award and the Association of Jewish Libraries' Award for the best Jewish children's picture book [End Page 173] of 1985. Her books Bea and Mr. Jones and Begin at the Beginning were both selections of PBS television's Reading Rainbow series. In addition to illustrating her own books, she has illustrated stories by other authors including The Scarecrow's Child by...