Associate Professor Emerita
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christine Jenkins is Associate Professor Emerita of Library and Information Science. Her research focuses on the history of children's literature; history of youth services librarianship as women's history; historical and contemporary censorship and intellectual freedom; young adult literature; representations of minority-status groups in children's and young adult literature; reading engagement; reader-response research; and reader-text interaction. She is co-author with Michael Cart of several relevant publications including: Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content Since 1969 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens (ALA, 2015), and The Heart Has Its Reasons (Scarecrow, 2006).