News and Announcements

Congratulations to Rachael Lippincott, alum of Writing Youth Literature, for her NY Times Bestselling YA Book, Five Feet Apart!

Rachael Lippincott (A&S ’17), author of the YA book, Five Feet Apart, recently made the NY Times bestseller list. Lippincott got her start writing for youth in ENGWRT 0540: Writing Youth... View »

Jules Gill-Peterson Book Talk, Histories of the Transgender Child

Children's Lit professor Jules Gill-Peterson will be talking about her book, Histories of the Transgender Child, on October 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Hillman Library's Thornburgh Room. This book... View »

Film Screening of Documentary on Trans Youth with Filmmaker Mark Janaval

There will be a screening of Transient: The First 100 Days of Trump by filmmaker Mark Janaval on September 18, 2019 in Cathedral 501. The film follows trans individuals, including trans youth,... View »

Fred Rogers Book Release Event with Alexandra Klaren

Alexandra Klaren is a Pitt PhD alum and author of the forthcoming book, On Becoming Neighbors: The Communications Ethics of Fred Rogers (University of Pittsburgh Press). On November 22, 2019 from... View »

Professor Kathy Newman (CMU) Talk, "Banning Books Means Banning Children's Literature"

Dr. Kathy Newman from CMU will give a talk, "Banning Books Means Banning Children's Literature," on September 16, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 in CL 501.

The talk stems from a course called “Banned... View »

Congratulations to Kate Eldridge, Laura Condon, and Sara Kraus, Children's Literature Paper Prize Winners!

I'm pleased to announce that our Awards committee has decided to recognize three exceptional papers for the Children's Literature Paper Prize competition this year:

1st Place ($300): Kate... View »

"Data and Destitution: Reading the Registers of the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum" A Talk by Karen Sánchez-Eppler

On Monday, April 15th at 4:00pm in 501 CL, Dr. Karen Sánchez-Eppler (Professor, Amherst College) will be giving a talk entitled, "Data and Destitution: Reading the Registers of the Chicago Nursery... View »

Julian Gill-Peterson's Histories of the Transgender Child won the 2019 Lamda Literary Award in Transgender Nonfiction!

Dr. Julian Gill-Peterson's amazing book Histories of the Transgender Child won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gill-Peterson for... View »

Children's Lit Paper Prize: Submissions Due April 1

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Children's Literature Paper Prize contest, for the best paper written in an undergraduate core course.

This year we have $400 in prize money to divvy up... View »

Many Voices, Many Words Panel on Diversity in Fantasy and Sci Fi

Join us for the Many Voices, Many Worlds Panel on Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction coming up on March 29 in CL 324. The panel will feature V.E. Schwab, NYTimes Bestselling author of the... View »

"We Know Who We Are": Strategies to Center Queer and Trans Youth in Affirmative Healthcare

On April 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in William Pitt Union Dining Room B, Kate Eldridge (an undergraduate student in children's literature and anthropology) will host a panel and Q&A on healthcare... View »

Transnational Popular Print for Children: A Talk by M.O. Grenby

On March 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cathedral of Learning room 501, the Children's Literature Program and European Studies will host a talk by M.O. Grenby, Professor of Children's Literature... View »

Skype Chat with Children's Lit author, Tamora Pierce

The Many Worlds, More Voices series by the Fantasy Studies Fellowship will be hosting a Skype chat with classic fantasy and children's lit author, Tamora Pierce, at 5:00 p.m. on April 14. Details... View »

Book Release for Rachael Bindas, Pitt student author of Before the Sun Wakes Up

Join the Children's Literature Progam and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program for a book release event for Pitt student Rachael Bindas, who has published a Kickstarter-funded... View »

Kids' TV Around the World event with Fred Rogers Productions

Fred Rogers Productions has invited Pitt students and faculty to attend KIDS... View »