Peter Smagorinsky, a professor of language and literacy education, has been awarded the 2009 Edward Fry Book Award from the National Reading Conference. Two other recipients also shared the award.
Smagorinsky won the award for The Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research. It’s the first comprehensive research book in its field, providing innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a many settings, while examining how adolescents are served by current instructional practices. It also presents ways to translate these findings into sound teaching and policymaking.