Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL) is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal hosted by St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science Program and University Library. RDYL is published twice a year; summer issues are themed and winter issues are unthemed.


We are pleased to announce that RDYL 4.1, themed “Representations of Education in Youth Literature and Culture,” is guest edited by Dr. Henry Cody Miller, Dr. Mario Worlds, and Tianna Dowie-Chin.

Read and download the full CFP for RDYL 4.1 here. Deadline: December 1, 2020!


Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, RDYL’s Book Review Editor, oversees the publication of 2-3 book reviews per issue. If you are interested in having RDYL review your book or writing reviews for RDYL, or if you have a suggestion for a book to be reviewed, please contact Dr. Rodríguez.

Sarah Park Dahlen and Gabrielle Atwood Halko, Co-Editors


NOTE: RDYL 3.1 and 3.2 will be published as a joint issue in winter 2020.


  • RDYL 3.1 (2020 summer) “Minstrelsy and Racist Appropriation in Youth Literature and Culture,” guest edited by Dr. Brigitte Fielde and Dr. Katrina Phillips.
  • RDYL 3.2 (winter) unthemed
Year Round Submissions
  • We are now accepting essays year-round for our unthemed issues.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2020)

Front Matter


Editors’ Introduction: States of Matter
Gabrielle Atwood Halko and Sarah Park Dahlen



From Pages to Pedagogy: Studying Fictional Social Justice English Teachers in Young Adult Literature
Henry Cody Miller, Mario P. Worlds University of Florida, and Tianna Dowie-Chin University of Florida

Book Reviews