Junko Yokota

Junko Yokota
Professor, National Louis University (Chicago)

Junko Yokota is Professor of Reading and Language at National Louis University (Chicago) and Director of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books. She was an elementary classroom teacher and school librarian for the first ten years of her career. Her work focuses on issues of culture, picture books and digital formats of children’s literature. She is coauthor of five editions of the college textbook, Children’s Books in Children’s Hands, served as editor of two children’s literature review columns, and authored numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books. She is past president of USBBY, the U.S. national section of the IBBY. She served on ALA Caldecott and Newbery Committees, chaired the Batchelder Committee, and served two terms on the IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award jury. She currently serves on the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group as a representative from the Association of Library Services for Children.


Make Duffy-Columbia
Junko Yokota (National Louis University (Chicago)), Peter Sis
Each storytelling format–oral, paper, digital–has distinct characteristics that should dictate how to do it best. What matters in terms of children’s comprehension and reader response? What kinds of stories are suited to be digitized and what might be best left on paper? In this session, we examine the impact of design and reader support features on child motivation and experience. Read more.
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