Patricia Liotta Kolencik earned her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in educational administration and policy studies. She is currently Associate Professor in the teacher education department at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Kolencik has authored several professional books for educators entitled: Teaching with Books That Heal, Research-Based Reading Strategies in the Library for Adolescent Learners, and Beyond the Textbook: Using Tradebooks and Databases to Teach Our Nation's History. Shelia A. Hillwig received her doctorate in educational administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is an instructor in the education department at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.