Refereed Journal Article

Rhoades, M. J., Dallacqua, A. K., Kersten, S., Merry, J., & Miller, M. C.  (2015). “The pen(cil) is mightier than the (s)word? Telling sophisticated silent stories using Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel The Arrival.” Studies in Art Education56(4), 307-326.

Book Reviews

Miller, M. C. (In press). Girls' series fiction and American popular culture (Book review). Children's Literature Association Quarterly. 

Miller, M. C., & Blackburn, M. V. (2015). Supernatural, and occasionally queer, youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 12(3), 343-349. 

Miller, M. C. (2014). Of Bread, Blood, and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on Suzanne Collins Trilogy (Book Review). Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 39(3), 445-447. 

"#CulturalCompetence: Crowdsourced syllabus-style resources for increasing cultural competence." on YALSA Blog. September 23, 2016

Mapping a ‘boring’ place—Socio-Spatial Approaches to Libraries” on YALSA Blog. April 1, 2016

Ten Alternatives to Book Reports” at the Nerdy Book Club. December 13, 2014

Pay it Forward: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom” at the Nerdy Book Club. March 22, 2013

Web-Based Publications


Miller, M. C., & Moeller, R. A. (2017). Exploring the results of the 2016 YALSA member suvey. Young Adult Library Services, 15(1), 5-8.

Miller, M. C. (2014). Identifying effective trans* novels for adolescent readers. Bookbird, 51(4), 83-86.

Other Publications




Work in Progress

I am currently serving on my second, two-year term as a member of the Research Committee for the Young Adult Library Services Association. As a member of the committee, I compile and disseminate research findings, and work to update the Research Agenda. 

YALSA's Research Committee


Emerging from my dissertation research, I am writing and presenting on depictions of race in fan fiction, particularly that of black characters in The Hunger Games series. 

Race in Fan Fiction