California English Call for Manuscripts

California English

Call for Manuscripts

September 2017 Issue

Due Date: August 1, 2017

THE LIVES OF OTHERS: TEACHING MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY, AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY

What can students learn from biographies about history,  about the world,  about themselves? How does the study of exceptional lives, from the picture book Six Dots: A Story of the Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant to Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beautiful Life, inspire young readers to work toward lofty goals of their own? What memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies do you choose to put in your students’ hands and how do you invite them to respond to the lives of others?

Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Please send submissions to California English editor, Carol Jago. Articles should be limited to 2,500 words. Please submit manuscripts via email to jago@gseis.ucla.edu.