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Author Jason Reynolds visits students at Austin East High School

Welcome to the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature where our goal is to engage and empower young readers with high-quality children’s and young adult books.


CCYAL Picks For Black History Month!

The staff at the Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee are pleased to share reviews of some of our favorite books to read during Black History Month. Get the book lists here.

PhD Specialization in Children’s & Young Adult Literature

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.