News and Announcements
This collaborative project investigates how children's literature's history was shaped by transnational trade, colonization, and evangelism, as well as diverse local innovations and responses. We... View »
We're happy to announce this year's Children's Literature Paper Prize winners! They are:
Lauren Clark for “Welcome to Mr. Kraus’s Neighborhood: Understanding Elements of... View »
On Friday October 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Dr. Kaniqua Robinson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Africana Studies) will give a talk that explores the silencing of Black experiences in the public... View »
On October 14 from 12:00-1:00pm, Rebekah Fitzsimmons will chat with graduate students and faculty about how (and when) to put together an edited collection!
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Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons (Assistant Teaching Professor, CMU) will be visiting us virtually this semester to discuss her new edited collection on YA literature, Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and... View »
Congratulations to Jules Gill-Peterson, who has won the Children's Literature Association Book Award for Histories of the Transgender Child! The ChLA committee chose this book for the award... View »
Congratulations to Sreemoyee Dasgupta for winning the Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar from the Children's Literature Association! This award recognizes a particularly promising new scholar who has... View »
Dr. Tyler Bickford has published a new book on tween media, Tween Pop: Children's Music and Public Culture (Duke University Press, 2020).
From the publisher's website: "In the early years... View »
Our Awards committee has decided to recognize two exceptional papers for the Children's Literature Paper Prize competition in 2020:
1st Place ($300) goes to Ella Marston for her paper, "... View »
Children's lit faculty member, Jules Gill-Peterson, has won a Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award. According to the university announcement, Dr. Gill-Peterson was "honored in the Junior... View »
Child Trafficking in the Aftermath of the 1929 Aba Women's War
Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, Duquesne University
Monday, March 16, 2020 – 4:30-6pm
Child trafficking... View »
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
YA author Siobhan Vivian, who teaches our Writing Youth Literature class, is coming out with a new novel in March called We are the Wildcats (full publisher's... View »
On Thursday February 27 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Pitt is hosting Julie Murphy (author of Dumplin' and other bestselling YA books) and Alessandra Balzer (co-publisher of Balzer + Bray) for An Evening... View »