Joseph T. Thomas, Jr.
*The National Center for the Study of Children's Literature*
San Diego State University

Essay in Slate: “Executors or Executioners?
Why can’t my biography of Shel Silverstein quote the works of Shel Silverstein? His censorious estate.”

(Fall 2013)

Poetry's Playground
Strong Measures

Poetry's Playground: The Culture of
Contemporary American Children's Poetry

(Wayne State UP, 2007)
Winner: 2009 Children's Literature Association Honor Book

A Critical & Historical Resource for Children's Poetry

Current Classes (Fall 2014)

Literature for Children (ENGL 501)

Tricksters in Children's Literature (ENGL 727)



 SDSU, Department of English & Comparative Literature
Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)

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