Dr. Frank Serafini

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Introduction Dr. Frank Serafini is an award winning children’s author and illustrator, a landscape photographer, a literacy researcher, and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University. Frank was awarded the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association as the Distinguished Professor of Children's Literature and the Distinguished Educator Award from the International Visual Literacy Association, Frank has published seven books with Heinemann Publishers including: The Reading Workshop, Lessons in Comprehension, Around the Reading Workshop and Classroom Reading Assessments. Frank’s new book is entitled: Reading the Visual: An Introduction to Teaching Multimodal Literacies with Teachers College Press. In 2008, Frank began writing and illustrating a series of non-fiction picturebooks focusing on nature with Kids Can Press. The Looking Closely series contains books about the desert, garden, pond, rainforest, shore and forest. In 2009, Looking Closely Along the Shore won an International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice Award, and Honorable Mention from the Society of School Librarians International.
Interests reading, writing, playing guitar, travel, foodie, fine wine, art museums, landscape photography, music