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.
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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.
Kids of all ages can celebrate Black History Month through books that explore rich contributions that have been made by African Americans.
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 Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville will celebrate its grand re-opening on Monday, Nov. 2, with an open house and lecture by award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti. The center, which has been around for 10 years, has moved its noncirculating, examination book collection from the Hodges Library to 434 Communications Building and, for the first time, a staff has been hired to oversee it. An open house in the center’s new location will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments, peruse the books and visit with friends of the center. Then, at 7 p.m., the center will host a lecture and book signing by Bartoletti in the Frank H. McClung Museum.