Carole Cox is a Professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches language arts and literacy classes. She also taught elementary school in Los Angeles and in Madison, Wisconson. In 2001 she was named the Outstanding Professor at California State University, Long Beach Paul Boyd-Batstone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. He also worked in public schools for more than 15 years. He serves as Chair of the International Reading Association's Commission on Second Language Literacy and LearningPaul S. Boyd-Batstone is the author of 'Engaging English Learners: Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy and Differentiating Instruction', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135130889 and ISBN 0135130883.