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Myae Han, Professor at the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, recently published a coedited book, Play and Literacy, as part of the Play and Culture Studies book series with James Johnson from Penn State University.  This book provides theoretical and historical foundation of connection between play and literacy, applied research studies as well as practical strategies to connect play and literacy in early childhood and in teacher education. Chapters include the history of play and literacy research, book-play paradigm, play in digital writing, book-based play activities, play-based reader responses, etc. Dr. Han is a recipient of Edgar Klugman Award for Lifetime Contribution of Research and Leadership in the Field of Play and Early Childhood Education from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Play, Policy, and Practice Forum.  She is currently a chair of Early Education/Child Development (EECD) SIG at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and a past president of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP).