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U.Va. Educator Joins Organization Promoting Excellence In Children's Literature

December 20, 2000 -- Joan Kindig, an assistant professor of education at the University of Virginia, was inducted into the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C., on Dec. 14

Created in 1945, the Children's Book Guild is a professional organization of authors, illustrators and specialists whose primary purpose is to promote excellence in children's literature. The guild today has about 80 members in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Kindig teaches a variety of graduate reading courses for the McGuffey/TEMPO Reading Outreach Program through U.Va.'s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is also the curator of the Web-based Virginia Center for Children's Books (http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/tempo/VCCB,html). In addition, Kindig is co-chair of the Virginia State Reading Association's Young Readers Program and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Children's Literature.

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