Kathleen T. Isaacs

Longtime teacher and occasional librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs has worked with young people of all ages at schools and colleges in Maryland, Washington, D.C., British Hong Kong, and China as well as the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Primarily a middle-school humanities teacher, she also taught children’s and young adult literature at Towson University and geography to highly able elementary-school students for the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Baltimore County Office of Gifted Education and on numerous ALA book award committees, including Newbery, Batchelder, and Best Books for Young Adults. She has chaired the ALSC Notable Children’s Books, the ALSC Sibert Award, and the USBBY Outstanding International Books Committees. She writes and reviews books for Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and other professional journals. She is an active participant in the Capitol Choices book discussion group. Her books include Picturing the World (ALA Editions) and Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books (Huron Street Press).