Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019


GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet. 

In 2018 ChLA raised over $2,400 in donations.  These donations help to support diversity initiatives, international initiatives, graduate students, and research.  We hope to raise even more this year.  

How has ChLA impacted you?

Joshua Coleman, 2019 Hannah Beiter Graduate Research Grant Winner

Watch how ChLA has made an impact on his research. 

"I am very grateful for the generous funding from the Children’s Literature Association,
which enabled me to embed a week-long trip to Sicily during my fall 2018 sabbatical stay in central Italy."

-Maria Truglio, 2018 Faculty Research Grant Recipient
Read Maria's Full Grant Summary

 "Winning the 2018 Diversity Grant allowed me to spend several days in archives on both sides of the Atlantic, researching the Black Power movement and the reading material it created for children. Because reading material for children was not headline-grabbing, and was often ephemeral and designed to be consumed by child readers through coloring or otherwise interacting with the text, few Black Power books remain except through archives. I could not have delved so deep into this history without the support of the Children's Literature Association Diversity Committee, and I once again thank them."

-Karen Sands-O'Connor, 2018 Diversity Research Grant Recipient

 "Please consider contributing to the Beiter and Faculty grants in whatever way you can.  These grants support research and criticism that might not exist otherwise.  Your donations offer invaluable financial resources for scholars to travel to archives, interview authors, collect materials, and work over summers and breaks.  The grants committee often has to make difficult decisions due to the limited pool of money available, so even a small bit goes a long way."  

-Chris McGee, ChLA Grants Chair 

"Receiving the ChLA Faculty Research Award enabled me to visit the Frank and Frances Carpenter Archives at both the Library of Congress and Smith College. I have been eager to learn more about Frances Carpenter's life and works for over a decade, so I was thrilled to finally be able to take these research trips with the support of the ChLA grant. I have thousands of pages and pictures to review, but one important thing I learned is that Carpenter loved visiting Korea and took great care in writing Tales of a Korean Grandmother."

- Sarah Park Dahlen

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