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2016 NCTE Award Winners


NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
Kris Gutiérrez, University of California, Berkeley

NCTE Distinguished Service Award
Anna J. Small Roseboro, author, mentor, consultant, Grand Rapids, MI

James R. Squire Award
Arthur N. Applebee, awarded posthumously and
Jerome C. Harste, Indiana University, Bloomington

George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in
Public Language

David Greenberg, author of Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American
, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Nuestra Gente Award 
Dr. Sanjuana C. Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University

Excelencia in Teaching Scholarship
Lorena Germán, Khabele School, Austin, Texas

NCTE Media Literacy Award
Carl Casinghino, Suffield High School, CT

NCTE Public Doublespeak Award
Donald Trump, New York, NY

NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award
Matt de la Peña, author, Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Honorable Mention: Courtney Kincaid, Richland Hills, TX

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Awards
Steven Arenas, Westview High School, Avondale, AZ
Patrick L. Harris II, Achievement Prep Elementary School, Washington, DC
Sahar Shafqat, Albert G. Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, IL
Raven Jones Stanbrough, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Trinity Thompson, Harlem Village Academies, New York, NY
Renee Wilmot, Church Hill Academy, Richmond, VA

David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English
Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let
(Scholastic, 2014) by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University, and Michael W. Smith,
Temple University

Alan C. Purves Award
Denise Dávila, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, "#WhoNeedsDiverseBooks?: Preservice Teachers and Religious Neutrality with Children’s Literature"

Promising Researcher Award
Tamara Butler, Michigan State University, East Lansing: “‘We Need a Song’: Sustaining Critical Youth Organizing Literacies through World Humanities”

Christian Ehret, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: “Moments of Literacy Teaching and Learning in a Children's Hospital: Affects, Textures and Temporalities”

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