The five books selected for the shortlist all make unique contributions to the field. Two are edited collections: Arizpe & Cliff Hodges and Daly & Limbrick both explore, in very different ways, the centrality of reading in young people’s lives across a range of countries.
On 20 November 2017, colleagues, friends, admirers and family gathered to celebrate the immense contribution Margaret Meek has made both nationally and internationally to the advancement of language, literacy and literature education.
The four books selected for the shortlist all make distinctive and very different contributions to the field. Their subjects include linguistics, multilingualism in the early years, reading development and teaching, and guiding reading and developing comprehension.
UKLA is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Academic Book Award is: Researching Literacy Lives: Building communities between home and school by Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Fiona Collins, Sacha Powell and Rose Drury (Routledge).