Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to raise awareness about the environment, climate change, and endangered species. “Any holiday or observance is a great time to promote literacy for children and teens of all ages,” says Cindy Welch, associate director of UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature News
March is Women’s History Month, and books are a great way to teach kids of all ages about inspirational female historical figures.
Kids of all ages can celebrate President’s Day through books that explore past presidents, what it’s like to live at the White House, and even presidential pets. Grab your own future presidential candidate and spend some time reading together.
Celebrate the written word of African American culture at the African American Read-In from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, February 24, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library.
Kids of all ages can celebrate Black History Month through books that explore rich contributions that have been made by African Americans.
The School of Information Sciences will be collecting books for children in Sevier County who lost their possessions in the recent wildfires.
The Best of the Best is a daylong series of talks about books for children and teens focused on materials published since July 2015.
Cindy Welch, the associate director at the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature believes books are a great tool to answer questions children may ask about the upcoming Olympic Games.
The McClung Museum and the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) have partnered to create reading lists related to the museum’s galleries for children and young adults.
Students interested in researching past and current trends in children’s and young adult literature now can do so at UT, thanks to a new doctoral specialization that will be offered starting this fall.