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.
Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature News
This week’s partnership spotlight is on the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. CCYAL promotes the use of literature in the education and lives of children and young adults.
In celebration of Black History Month, faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the African American Read-In from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, in Hodges Library.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
Local author Vince Vawter will be at UT on Monday, January 27, to talk about his book Paperboy, which has received praise from Publisher’s Weekly and the Stuttering Foundation of America, among others. The event, at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Communication and Information’s auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Ruta Sepetys, who now lives in Nashville, is a former music industry executive and world traveler who has been knighted by the President of Lithuania. She’s also a best-selling author. Sepetys will be at UT on Tuesday, October 8, to talk about her two best-selling books for young adults. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.
Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.
The School of Information Sciences’ Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, along with the Knox County Public Library, will present a lecture by critically acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator Nina Crews at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. The event is free and open to the public, and Crews will be available for book signing following the lecture.