The Children’s Literature at UMN is maintained by Dr. Marek Oziewicz and his graduate students. Additional contributions are made by students in the children’s literature courses.


Marek Oziewicz is the Marguerite Henry Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Oziewicz studies the power of stories to nurture empathy and understanding across cultures. His research is focused on speculative fiction and literature-based cognitive modeling for moral education, global citizenship, environmental awareness, and justice literacy. He is the author of One Earth, One People (McFarland 2008)—the winner of the 2010 Mythopoeic Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies—and of Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction (Routledge 2015).

Current Children’s Literature @ UMN Writers and Editors (current graduate students):