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About The National Center for the Study of Children's Literature

  • Nearly 40 years old, SDSU's Children's Literature Program is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country.

  • With as many as 1200 enrollments annually in its undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) classes, SDSU has one of the largest programs in Children's Literature in North America.

  • Children's Literature has been identified as a special area of disciplinary strength at SDSU and employs many experts in that field. Among its faculty are: five full-time specialists, several adjunct faculty who teach in this discipline, and four emeriti who remain active in the program.

  • Among its faculty are leading scholars in Children's literature, authors of numerous and distinguished books and essays in the field, and prize-winning researchers with national and international reputations.

  • SDSU has come to be known as one of the leading places in the U.S. to do study in Children's Literature. Home to the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature, SDSU annually attracts visiting foreign researchers and has hosted numerous conferences and lectures.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Children's Literature Program
Department of English &
Comparative Literature
San Diego State University
San Diego, California 92182-6020


Tel: +619-594-5307
Fax: +619-594-4998

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