|Kindel Turner Nash is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. Her scholarship and teaching focus on critical issues in early literacy learning–particularly how issues of race, language, and culture interface with children’s school experiences. Her most recent publications include ‘They have verve’: Preservice Teachers’ Insights about Culturally Relevant/Responsive Literacy Pedagogy. The New Educator 14(2), 153-170, and La historia de mi nombre: A culturally sustaining early literacy practice.The Reading Teacher, 71(5), 605-609. Her forthcoming book, to be published by NCTE/Routledge, centers on culturally sustaining pedagogies in early literacy contexts.