After teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms for a number of years, Lee Galda received her Ph.D. in English Education from New York University. A former professor at the University of Georgia, she is now a professor at the University of Minnesota where she teaches courses in children's literature and language arts. Lee is a member of the National Reading Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, and the United States Board on Books for Young People and sits on the review boards of many professional journals. She was the Children's Books Department editor for THE READING TEACHER from 1989 to 1993 and served as a contributing editor for THE RIVERBANK REVIEW. She also was a Newbery Medal judge for the 2003 nomination. Author of numerous articles and book chapters about children's books, Lee recently co-authored a chapter on research in children's literature in the HANDBOOK OF READING RESEARCH, VOLUME III. Other recent chapters appear in the HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON TEACHING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 2nd Edition, and THEORETICAL MODELS AND PROCESSES OFREADING, 5th Edition. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children.Galda, Lee is the author of 'Literature And The Child ', published 0018 under ISBN 9780495002529 and ISBN 0495002526.