Research

Stephanie’s research has focused on building literacy with at-risk teens, using picture book biographies and memoirs in K-8 literacy instruction, and engaging reluctant writers. If you would like Stephanie to present at a conference or school, please feel free to contact her.

Guerra, S. (2024). Stories Unlocked: Building a Culture of Print Literacy. Research presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for History Education, Cleveland, Ohio.

Guerra, S. (2023). Exploring Freedom in Picture Books. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for History Education, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guerra S. (2023). Writing with Others. Keynote presented at the annual Young Writers Conference, Port Angeles, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2022). Tell Me More: How Civil Discourse in the Classroom Supports Students’ Mental Health. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Classical Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Guerra, S. (2022). Parent Education Series. Training presented through United Charitable.

Guerra, S. (2018). Engaging At-Risk Teens in Reading and Writing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Washington State Literacy Association, Everett, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2016). Creating Characters. Keynote presented at the annual Young Writers Conference, Bremerton, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2015). Using Picture Books to Engage At-Risk Teen Writers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Literacy Association, St. Louis, Missouri.

Guerra, S. (2015). Panel: From Critique to Collaboration. SCBWI Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Panel: Editing and Revising Your Writing. Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013) Panel: Staying Sane in the Digital Age. Northwest Literary Festival, Kirkland, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Building Literacy with At-Risk Teens. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Guerra, S. (2012). Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth in Literacy Instruction, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (55)5, p 385-394.

Guerra, S. (2010). Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth, PNLA Quarterly, 74:5.

Guerra, S. (2010). Teaching with Urban Fiction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WORD, Redmond, WA.

Guerra, S. (2010). The Transformative Potential of Young Adult Urban Fiction for Incarcerated Youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WLA/PNLA, Victoria, Canada.

Guerra, S. F. (2009). Colonizing Bodies: Biotechnology and Corporate Power in Young Adult Science Fiction, Children’s Literature in Education, 40: 275-287.