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.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season, the CCYAL rounded up a few of our favorite books and book-themed gifts for you to add to your shopping list! You’ll find recommendations for every age group and every interest ranging from science to magic to social justice. We hope you help spread the love of literacy this holiday season!
Vote For Our Future Read Aloud
A virtual storybook time read by Susan Groenke, Professor of English Education and Director of the CCYAL. We encourage adults to sit down with the young children in their lives (Pre-K – Grade 5) to enjoy a virtual storybook read-aloud about the importance of voting. This read-aloud encourages young readers to become advocates and activists in the voting process as it offers actionable ways for young people to get involved in politics! Click the link in the title to view the presentation.
2020 Best of the Best Books!
We were sad to miss our in-person “Best of the Best” conference this year, but our usual presenters couldn’t let a year pass by without sending out some recommendations! See which titles made our Best of the Best 2020 list!
Fighting Anti-Black Racism through Story
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.