Children's Literature Graduates
Elizabeth F. Criswell ’04
Early Childhood Education Educator, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
"I pursued children's literature because of my love of literature and illustration and my interest in the history of this complex literary genre. It has helped me develop invaluable ways of thinking in my career as an educator." Read More »
Children's Literature Graduates
Jennifer Klein, ’06
Marketing Associate, International Department, Random House
"Needless to say, Pitt’s Children’s Literature program helped establish my career. Having that certificate really helped distinguish me from the hundreds of other applicants out there." Read More »
Children's Literature Graduates
Alexandra Cathcart ’14
Student at Temple University School of Medicine
"I had always known that I enjoyed spending time with kids, but I was surprised by the richness of the scholarly study of children’s culture." Read More »
Children's Literature Graduates
Mariko Turk, ’07
PhD candidate, University of Florida
"In short, the children’s literature program at Pitt made me a more open-minded thinker in both my criticism and teaching, and for this I am so very grateful." Read More »
Children's Literature Graduates
Kelly Knisley, ’12
Editorial Assistant, Kumon Publishing
"I am now living my dream in New York City, creating books for children.  I owe so much to the knowledgeable faculty and thoughtfully designed courses of the Children’s Literature Certificate program." Read More »

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News & Announcements

Congratulations to Jennifer Orie (1st place) and Bradley Petyak (2nd place), 2017 Children's Lit Paper Prize Winners!
Children in Pittsburgh Update!
New Children's Literature Elective: Englit 1635 Children in Pittsburgh
Congrats to Siobhan Vivian, New York Times Bestselling Author!