Where the Wild Books Are

Eled 408: Children's Literature course at Salisbury University

Educ 409: Young Adult Literature at Salisbury University

REED 520: Master's level course in Children's and Young Adult Literature at SU

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New Resource Center Has Opened!
The Resource Center in the TETC Building has opened. The hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are 10am to 6 pm; Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm; and Friday 10 am to 3 pm. The majority of the materials in the Center are children’s books. Eventually there will be a wide variety of materials related to Education and Social Work.

Several special exhibits are included in the collection.  One of the closed reading rooms is dedicated entirely to Environmental Education with the highlight of the collection being the Green Earth Book Award winners. The other closed reading room holds all of the books by past Riall speakers and videos of their speeches, books donated by past speakers at the Children’s Literature Festival, and the new Eastern Shore Children’s Literature Collection, a one of a kind exhibit of children’s books by authors and illustrators from the Eastern Shore and children’s books about the Eastern Shore.
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Jane Burt
Christina Loweth

Jane Burt will be overseeing the RC.  Jane is adjunct faculty at SU and has worked as a media specialist in local schools. Several GRAs, including Christina Loweth will assist in the Center.

Limited Edition Print purchased for the RC
The first work of art to go up in the Resource Center is a limited edition giclée print of Kadir Nelson’s painting “Freedom”.  The painting captures Eastern Shore native Harriet Tubman with her arms outstretched in a long-suffering but hopeful stance.  This painting also graces the cover of Moses, a book written by Carole Weatherford (who visited SU this past summer) and illustrated by Nelson. The book was highly praised by critics receiving numerous awards and honors.
“Freedom” will hang on the wall in the closed reading room next to the Eastern Shore Children’s Literature collection.
Three more works of art are on the way. A silk print by Kim Toft (Green Earth Book Award honor recipient), a print by Pokemoke native Bryan Collier, and a print from Phillip Hoose’s Hey Little Ant will soon join “Freedom” on the walls in the RC.
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Two International Exhibits in the Resource Center
The Resource Center is proud to house two special children’s book exhibits featuring international books. First “Show and Tell” is a collection of 50 picturebooks chosen by the Canadian Board on Books for Young People as exemplars of Canadian literature. The second collection is literally from all over the world. “Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities” consists of books chosen by the International Board on Books for Young People as the best books in the world for kids with special needs (collected in 2001).


Salisbury University's Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival
will take place on April 15 and 16
Keynote Speakers include Ted and Betsy Lewin and Holly Black
For more information click here

The 5th annual International Children's Literature Course will visit Ireland and Wales
For more information click here

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