Congratulations to Jennifer Orie (1st place) and Bradley Petyak (2nd place), 2017 Children's Lit Paper Prize Winners!

The winners of this year's contest for the Best Undergraduate Essay in Children's Literature have been named!

Jennifer Orie won first place ($250) for her essay, "Black Children as Agents of Change in The Black BC's," written for Englit 560: Children and Culture with Julian Gill-Peterson.

Bradley Petyak won second place ($150) for his essay, "'Do I Look Like Charlie Brown to You?--The Boondocks and Child Innocence," written for Englit 1645: Critical Approaches to Children's Literature with Courtney Weikle-Mills.

Congratulations to these students and their teachers!