Edward B. Fry Book Award​

History of the Award

 

The purpose of the Edward B. Fry Book Award is to recognize LRA members who author a book on literacy research and practice. The award was established by Edward B. Fry who contributed a fund to support it. The first award was presented in 1995. An award seal was designed and used for the first time in 2000.

Criteria for Consideration

 

Eligibility for the award is limited to current members of LRA who have written or been one of several authors of a book.  The book must have a copyright date within 5 years of the date when the award is made.

 

The book that receives the award will:

 

• Advance knowledge about literacy

• Display inquiry into literacy

• Show responsible intellectual risk taking

Procedures for Nominations

 

Letters of nomination and a copy of the nominated book must be sent to the Chair before May 15th. Nomination letters must directly address the ways in which the nominated book meets the criteria outlined above. Letters cannot simply reiterate the endorsements or summaries designed to promote the text. Self-nominations are accepted. A book may be re-nominated if it has been previously nominated but did not win the award.

Review Process

 

Once nominations are received, the Chair reviews them to make sure they are eligible in terms of authorship and copyright date. The Chair contacts the publishers of the books to secure review copies for all Committee members. Publishers may send books directly to Committee members or send copies to the Chair to distribute. The Chair sends review and ranking forms to Committee members and information about the deadline for returning them. Committee members may e-mail their reviews and ranking information but also must send the forms to the Chair for the archives. When review and ranking forms are received from all Committee members, the Chair tallies the ranking forms, averages the scores, and determines the award winner. The Chair then notifies the recipient of the award, Committee members, and the Executive Director, emphasizing that the information is not to be revealed until the presentation at the Annual Conference. Notification should occur no later than October 1st.

Presentation of Award

 

The Edward B. Fry Book Award is presented at the annual conference and the author receives a plaque, a monetary award. The monetary award will be in the amount of 5 percent of the principal in the Fund. If there is more than one author, the amount will be distributed equally among co-authors.

Award Committee

Grace Enriquez

genrique@lesley.edu

Chair, (2020 – 2023)

Ramon Martinez

ramon.martinez@stanford.edu

Liaison, (2018 – 2021)

Keonghee “Tao” Han

khan@uwyo.edu

Committee Member, (2018 – 2021)

Leslie Burns

lburns@uky.edu

Committee Member, (2018 – 2021)

Jacqueline Lynch

jalynch@fiu.edu

Committee Member, (2018 – 2021)

Jacqueline Lynch

jalynch@fiu.edu

Committee Member, (2018 – 2021)

Holly Hungerford-Kresser

hhkresser@uta.edu

Committee Member (2019 – 2022)

Nathan Phillips

phillipn@uic.edu

Committee Member, (2019 – 2022)

Bianca Nightengale-Lee

bnightengalelee@fau.edu

Committee Member, (2020 – 2023)

Kamania Wyner-Hoyte

wynterhk@mailbox.sc.edu

Committee Member, (2020 – 2023)

Rebecca Linares

rebecca.linares@colorado.edu

Committee Member, (2020 – 2023)

Award Winners

Elizabeth Bernhardt (1995)

Elizabeth Bernhardt (1995)

Sarah Warshauer Freedman (1996)

Sarah Warshauer Freedman (1996)

David Reinking (1999)

David Reinking (1999)

Michael McKenna (1999)

Michael McKenna (1999)

Linda D. Labbo (1999)

Linda D. Labbo (1999)

Ronald Kieffer (1999)

Ronald Kieffer (1999)

Sara Warshauer Freedman (2000)

Sara Warshauer Freedman (2000)

Julie Shallhope Kalnin (2000)

Julie Shallhope Kalnin (2000)

 

Alex Casareno (2000)

Alex Casareno (2000)

Susan Florio-Ruane (2001)

Cynthia J. Lewis (2002)

Cynthia J. Lewis (2002)

Dennis J. Sumara (2003)

Dennis J. Sumara (2003)

Rebecca Rogers (2003)

Rebecca Rogers (2003)

Michael L. Kamil (2004)

Michael L. Kamil (2004)

P. David Pearson (2004)

Rebecca Barr (2004)

Rebecca Barr (2004)

Elaine Richardson (2005)

Elaine Richardson (2005)

Loukia K. Sarroub (2005)

Loukia K. Sarroub (2005)

Guofang Li (2006)

Guofang Li (2006)

Patricia E. Enciso (2007)

Patricia E. Enciso (2007)

Cynthia J. Lewis (2007)

Cynthia J. Lewis (2007)

Elizabeth Birr Moje (2007)

Elizabeth Birr Moje (2007)

Lawrence R. Sipe (2008)

Lawrence R. Sipe (2008)

Randy Bomer (2009)

Patricia E. Enciso (2007)

Leila Christenbury (2009)

Leila Christenbury (2009)

Peter Smagorinsky (2009)

Peter Smagorinsky (2009)

Mary M. Juzwik (2010)

Mary M. Juzwik (2010)

Patricia A. Edwards (2011)

Patricia A. Edwards (2011)

Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon (2011)

Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon (2011)

Jennifer D. Turner (2011)

Jennifer D. Turner (2011)

Leigh Hall (2012)

Leigh Hall (2012)

Leslie David Burns (2012)

Leslie David Burns (2012)

Evelyn Anzpe (2015)

Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon (2011)

Teresa Colomer (2015)

Jennifer D. Turner (2011)

Carmen Martínéz-Roldan (2015)

Carmen Martínéz-Roldan (2015)

Kathy A. Mills (2016)

Kathy A. Mills (2016)

Gerald Campano (2017)

Gerald Campano (2017)

Maria Paula Ghiso (2017)

Maria Paula Ghiso (2017)

Cailtin L. Ryan (2018)

Cailtin L. Ryan (2018)

Jill Hermann-Wilmarth (2018)

Jill Hermann-Wilmarth (2018)

Allison Skerrett (2019)

Allison Skerrett (2019)

Kate Vieira (2020)

Kate Vieira (2020)