Dr. Denny Taylor

NEW FEATURE: The Peculiar Case of Asteroids and Elephants



Video features coverings a broad swath of topics

Making The Planet A Child Safe Zone

Video features cover a broad broad swath of topics, from Childhood Summers in a Welsh Coal Mining Village to Early School Experiences of Working Class Children in England; the The Origins of "Family Literacy" to What Children and Families Teach Us About Literacy; and from Family Literacy Projects in UN Member States to Family Literacy & Global Peacebuilding.


Research Report Downloads

Writing and Downloads (PDF) by Denny Taylor


40-Year Research Retrospective

From Family Literacy to Earth System Science.


Featured Books by Denny Taylor

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame. She is Professor Emerita of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University, and the co-founder and CEO of Garn Press.