Children’s Literature

A number of our faculty conduct research in Children’s Literature, and courses in the field are available every semester. Special topics courses at the 400 level frequently deal with children’s literature as well.

  • ENG 383: Children’s Literature is offered every Fall semester.
  • ENG 385: Fairy Tales and Their Adaptations is offered every Spring semester.

Our association with Children’s Literature Hawai‘i means that many of our faculty and students participate in year-round events connected with writing for and reading with children. Children’s Literature Hawai‘i (CLH) believes that literature should be a primary part of every child’s education. CLH promotes opportunities to experience, interpret, and create children’s literature through activities such as reading, storytelling, art, drama, song, and scholarly discussion. CLH partners with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s English Department to hold a biennial Conference on Literature and Hawai‘i’s Children, which offers many opportunities for UHM student involvement.