Children's Literature Graduates
Jordan Mondell '19
Marketing and Publicity Assistant, Little Bee Books
"The Children's Literature program at Pitt not only gave me the tools I needed to understand my market, but it introduced me to many of my closest friends, writing partners and now colleagues, which is invaluable to me." Read More »
Children's Literature Graduates
Mara Mandradjieff ’08
Adjunct Professor of Dance, Gender Studies Affiliate, Kennesaw State University; Adjunct Professor of Dance, Emory University; Executive Director and Founder, Lume Foundation
"The Program truly paved my future career path and encouraged my intellectual growth. I remember these eye-opening experiences and strive to enrich my students in a similar fashion." 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
Morgan Buck '18
Children's Corps, Fostering Change for Children NYC
"The Children's Literature program was more than just a certificate for me, it was preparation for a career in child welfare and advocacy. I cannot wait to help empower children and families through trauma-informed, culturally, and historically responsive practice." Read More »
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 »

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News & Announcements

Congratulations to Rachael Lippincott, alum of Writing Youth Literature, for her NY Times Bestselling YA Book, Five Feet Apart!
Congratulations to Kate Eldridge, Laura Condon, and Sara Kraus, Children's Literature Paper Prize Winners!
Julian Gill-Peterson's Histories of the Transgender Child won the 2019 Lamda Literary Award in Transgender Nonfiction!
Children's Lit Paper Prize: Submissions Due April 1