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 The Children Come Full: From High Leverage to Humanizing and Culturally Sustaining Literacy Practices in Urban Schools. Teachers College Record, 121(2), ‘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.