Awards & Recognition Meet Dr. Rose Brock, passionate audiobook advocate and cofounder of Guys Listen

Dr. Rose Brock is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Her passion and research interests focus on how audiobooks for youth are powerful tools for literacy. In addition to publishing her dissertation research on audiobooks, Dr. Brock helped develop the Audio Publisher’s Association’s, Sound Learning Literacy Toolkit ( Rose also serves as an advisor to the national literacy initiative, Guys Listen, part of the Guys Read program ( Look for her book and audio Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration in February 2018.

Rose in the studio with Jon Scieszka

Rose in the studio with Jon Scieszka

Dr. Brock was selected by the Dallas Observer for their “10 Brilliant Women” series. While a school librarian, Dr. Brock was awarded the Siddie Jo Johnson Award for Outstanding Library Service to Children by the Texas Library Association, and she is one of the founders of the North Texas Teen Book Festival, one of Dallas/Ft. Worth’s premier literary events, which is a free, one-day event highlighting Middle Grade and Young Adult literature. Dr. Brock’s other professional honors include being named a Mandel Teaching Fellow by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and serving on the John Newbery Award committee, the Texas Library Association’s Lone Star Reading List book committee, the International Reading Association’s Young Adult Choices Project, and as well as serving as chair of the Texas State Reading Association’s Golden Spur Book Awards committee. She is a member of the United States Board on Books for Young People, American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, International Literacy Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Texas Library Association and serves as a Project Advisor for the International Literacy Association’s, Young Adult Choices Project.

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