The Language Arts Journal of Michigan (LAJM) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that focuses on literacy and English language arts education at all instructional levels. Since 1985, the journal has been published biannually by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE), a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The LAJM publishes original articles in the following areas: English education methods, K-12 practice, classroom research, critical pedagogy, teacher narrative, literary criticism, review of professional works or young adult fiction, and essays, short fiction, or memoir. The contents of the LAJM do not necessarily reflect the views of MCTE or its members.

The LAJM is hosted by Scholarworks at Grand Valley State University. Please use this site as follows:

  • Authors may read the current call, read our submission guidelines or submit an article.
  • Interested reviewers may request to review for the LAJM or read our reviewing guidelines.
  • Visitors may browse full text articles that have been in publication for six months.
  • MCTE members receive two print-based issues of LAJM each year. If you are a MCTE member and would like to obtain a digital copy of a newly published issue before it is made available here to the general public, please email the editors (see Contact Us). To become an MCTE member, please register for the annual conference.

Current Issue: Volume 38, Issue 1 (2023)

Table of Contents


Letter from the Co-Editors: Promise and Possibility
Raven L. Jones, Tanya Upthegrove Gregory, and Alexandra Sánchez


Doing the Work -- Collectively Pursuing Anti-Racist and Equitable Teaching: One High School English Department’s Journey
Sharon Murchie, Anthony Andrus, Pat Brennan, Gina Farnelli, Shelby Fletcher, Dawn Reed, Emily Solomon, and Benjamin K. Woodcock


Student Spotlight
Alix B. Dorsey


Resilience in Young Adult Literature
Margaret Saelens and Brian Larsen