Welcome to Ernie Bond’s faculty page
at Salisbury University



·         Children's Literature 408

·         International Children's Literature

·         Children's and Young Adult Literature REED 520 (SU)


Other Websites:

·         Salisbury University’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival

·        Facebook site  for Literature and Young Adult Reader

·        Companion website for Literature and the Young Adult Reader http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~elbond/yatoc.html

·        Childrenslitblog:   http://childrenslitblog.wordpress.com












Ernest Bond, Ph. D., is a Professor in the Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University where he specializes in children's and young adult literature. Dr. Bond has been involved in education in some capacity for close to 30 years, starting as a teacher in an Upward Bound Program. Throughout his career, he has taught preschool and PreK, served as adjunct faculty at Ohio Dominican College, and provided education consulting and research services.  Since 2001 he has taught at Salisbury University


Dr. Bond received his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Sociology at Kenyon College, a Master's degree in Black Studies (now African American and African Studies) at The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University. He has also studied at the University of Copenhagen (DIS), Oxford University (Jesus College), and University of Montpelier. 


In 2007, Dr. Bond was named 2007 Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He also received the highest faculty honor given by the University System of Maryland - the Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Dr. Bond has served as the U.S. jurist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and has also served on committees that choose the Green Earth Book Awards, and the Outstanding International Children’s Book Awards.  He has coordinated the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival /Read Green Festival at Salisbury University for the past 12 years.  He is also a Board member of The Nature Generation, and a member of The Children’s Book Guild, The United States Board on Books for Young Readers, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the State of Maryland Reading Council


At least once a year he leads a course on International Children’s Literature to somewhere outside of the USA (Brazil, Australia/New Zealand, Iceland/Europe…)













Selected Publications


  Guest editor of Ravenshaw University’s Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies.  Special issue on The Politics of Children’s Literature. 2012.  India.   Onlinr version available at here


  Author of Literature and the Young Adult Reader   ( 2011) Pearson

Also visit the Companion website         


  Co-author of  two editions of  “Writing Harry’s World” with Nancy Michelson.  Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter 2nd edition. Edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman. Pedagogy and Popular Culture. New York and London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2008.        Preview on google books



·       Coauthor with Rob Tierney of Examining Literate Lives as Students Engage with Multiple Literacies  Theory into Practice, Volume 45, Issue 4, 2006 -- Special Issue Multiliteracies: Literacies of and for a Diverse Society (online June 2010)

·       Author of  (2013) Reading Globally, Acting Locally: A Global Environmental Literacy Community” in WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom.  Volume IV, Issue 4.  http://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/stories/iv4/

·       Author of “Is Harry Potter Young Adult Literature” http://voices.washingtonpost.com/college-inc/2010/11/harry_potter_and_the_universit.html in The Washington Post, College Inc   11/19/10

·       Author of “Is Harry Potter Classic Children’s Literature?” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/is-harry-potter-classic-childrens-literature/2011/07/16/gIQA0RS1HI_blog.html  7/16/11

·       Author of “Reading Outstanding International Children’s Books” Journal of Children’s Literature.  (Fall 2006) http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ748674





·       “How Harry Potter Changed their Lives” in the Baltimore Sun http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-07-13/entertainment/bs-ae-harry-potter-impact-20110713_1_books-harry-potter-novels

·        Green Earth Book Awards: interview on Delmarva Today with Olivia Bouler, Andri Magnason,  and Eliot Schrefer,  http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delmarva-today-04-05-2013-0  4/5/13

·       The Read Green Festival: interview of Delmarva Today with Caitlyn Vernon and Claudia Davilla http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delmarva-today-04-13-2012#.T4idWblvruo.facebook