RESEARCH - SCHOLARSHIP - ENGAGEMENT
Developed in tandem with the Children’s Literature Program, the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is a growing hub for undergraduate and graduate research at the intersection of children’s literature.
We center scholarship as one of our core values, while also providing opportunities for academics and creatives within the industry of children’s literature to converge.
Our work ranges from writing book reviews about the latest releases in children’s literature to working with educators to organizing panels and events centered on children’s literature.
We strive to promote the active study of children’s literature in academia and beyond.
Lashon Daley, Ph.D.
Director of NCSCL
Director of the Children’s Literature Program
Areas: Black Girlhood Studies, Children's and Adolescent Literature, Performance and New Media, Folklore
NCSCL Fellow 2023-2024
Areas: Modern drama, critical theory, children's and adolescent literature
What's Trending @ the Center
Graduate Writing Group
Mondays (February 19-March 25)
in Arts and Letters, Rm 379
To RSVP, please email Kendell Wilkerson at [email protected].
2024 Keynote Speaker
Mark your calendar for our spring keynote event!
Author, Illustrator, and Translator: Helen Wu
Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
in the Digital Humanities Center (LA 61)
2024-2024 Fellowship Application
Apply to become the NCSCL Fellow for the 2024-2025 academic year!
Please email Director Daley at [email protected] for more information.
One Story, Three Scholars
Watch One Story, Three Scholars and learn from author Dinah Johnson and scholars Lashon Daley, Gloria Rhodes, and Avery Caldwell as they read and discuss Indigo Dreaming.
Critical Conversations in Children’s Literature
Critical Conversations in Children’s Literature brings together authors and scholars to discuss critical topics brewing within the field.
“#Kidlit for Researchers and Content Creators”
Developed in partnership with the Digital Humanities Initiative and ITS, this course focuses on the digital production of creative research projects about children’s literature.
What We're Reading
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
The Sun is also a Star
By Nicola Yoon
A Wrinkle in Time
By Madeleine L'Engle
Our Day of the Dead Celebration
By Ana Aranda
By Marie Arnold
By Claribel E. Ortega
The Bluest Sky
By Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Iveliz Explains It All
By Andrea Beatriz Arango