Diane Barone was the president of the Board of ILA during 2015–2016 and has been named to the Reading Hall of Fame. Her research focuses on young children’s literacy development and instruction in high-poverty schools and on children’s literature. She has written numerous articles, books, and book chapters. She works in public schools to enhance student learning and has received the John Chorlton Manning IRA Award for this work. She served as the editor of Reading Research Quarterly and recently finished an editorship of The Reading Teacher with Marla Mallette.