Carmen M. Martínez-Roldán is an Associate Professor in Bilingual Bicultural Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. Her research aims to advance both theory and practice related to young Latinx bilingual children’s literacy development. Approaching literacy and learning as socially and culturally mediated, her research focuses on bilingual children’s literate thinking– how children construct meanings from texts in English and Spanish and the contexts that mediate their readings and discourses in pláticas literarias or literature discussions. Her research also documents the ways teachers understand and address the particular literacy strengths and needs of bilingual students. She co-authored Visual Journeys through Wordless Narrative: An International Inquiry with Immigrant Children and The Arrival, the recipient of the 2015 Edward B. Fry Book Award of the Literacy Research Association (LRA). She served for two years in the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).