African American Literature

Conrad, Rachel. “Young Poets and Black Spaces: Vanessa Howard’s Poetics of Nature.” Special lssue on Black Spaces in International Children’s Literature. International Research in Children’s Literature, vol. 16, no. 3, 2023, 267-280.

Conrad, Rachel. “’To take my freedom is to take my breath’: Lillian Myricks and Young Black Poets’ Poetics of Freedom.” Special issue on Youth Poets in Children’s Literature, Media, and Performance. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 4, 2023, 357-369.

Conrad, Rachel and Cai Rodrigues-Sherley. “Kali Grosvenor, Aurelia Davidson, and the Agency of Young Black Poets.” Literary Cultures and Twentieth-Century Childhoods, edited by Rachel Conrad and L. Brown Kennedy. Palgrave, 2020.

Conrad, Rachel. “Children’s Right to Write: Young People’s Participation as Producers of Children’s Literature.” Handbook of Children’s Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Martin D. Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali and Michael Freeman. Taylor and Francis, 2017. [Chapter on books for young audiences by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison]

Conrad, Rachel. “Children Coming Home: The Anticipatory Present in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poems of Childhood.” Callaloo: Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, vol. 37, no. 2, 2014, pp. 369-388.

Conrad, Rachel. “’And stay, a minute more, alone’: Time and Subjectivities in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Bronzeville Boys and Girls.”  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 4, 2013, pp. 379-398.