English professor’s books heat up Amazon ‘Hot New Releases’ lists

English professor’s books heat up Amazon ‘Hot New Releases’ lists
Monday, June 20, 2022

 It’s been a sizzling spring and summer for UNC Charlotte Professor Mark West, as his three new books have all been listed as Amazon “Hot New Releases.”

“I am amazed,” said West, Bonnie E. Cone Professor in Civic Engagement and professor in the Department of English.

 One book, “Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill,” was listed as a No. 1 new release in the “General Library and Information Sciences” category.

 “The Peeve and the Grudge and Other Preposterous Poems” reached No. 5 in "Puns & Wordplay," No. 11 in "Stories in Verse" and No. 25 in "Children's Poetry."

Storybook Worlds Made Real: Essays on the Places Inspired by Children's Narratives” achieved No. 25 in the “Children's Literary Criticism” category. West co-edited the book with Kathy Merlock Jackson, a professor of communication at Virginia Wesleyan University.

West is a former president of the Children's Literature Association and a recipient of the Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. He also received the most prestigious honor in his field, the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature, among many other honors.

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