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Building Libraries and a Love of Books: Light Up for Literacy Awardee Pat Austin in Conversation with Sarah DeBacher
Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Sarah DeBacher for a Bright Lights Online conversation with 2021 Light Up for Literacy awardee Pat Austin. Austin, who has spent decades fostering a love of reading and literature in generations of students, teachers, and librarians in training, currently serves as curator for the Children’s Literature Collection at the University of New Orleans.

Jul 23, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Pat Austin
Light Up for Literacy Awardee
Patricia Austin is the LEH’s 2021 Light Up for Literacy awardee. Austin spent twenty-six years as a professor of children’s literature at the University of New Orleans, two years at Tulane, and twenty years teaching in elementary classrooms. She has published more than sixty journal articles, hundreds of book reviews, and a picture book called The Cat Who Loved Mozart. Austin has served as the editor of the Journal of Children’s Literature, columnist for Louisiana’s International Literacy Association journal, reviewer for Booklist, and member of national book award committees. Headshot courtesy of the University of New Orleans.
Sarah DeBacher
Director of Curriculum and Content Development @Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Sarah DeBacher is the director of curriculum and content development for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. DeBacher was previously chair of the First-Year Writing Program at the University of New Orleans, director of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project, and co-director of the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana. She received an MFA in creative writing, with distinction, from the University of New Orleans. DeBacher directs and writes the LEH podcast Little Voices, Big Ideas. Headshot by Katie Chosa.