# PlotLabels with equations not expressions

I want to label the curves in Plot[] with their equations (eg. "y = x^2") not just their expressions (eg. x^2). There has to be a way to do this, but I cannot figure it out.

shadeBoundedRegion[top_, bottom_, a_, b_]:= Plot[{Max[top, bottom], top, bottom}, {x,a,b}, Filling -> {3 -> {1}}, PlotLabels->{"" ,Above,Above}];


I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere, but I could not find it.

Use PlotLabels -> {"", HoldForm[y = top], HoldForm[y = bottom]} in the definition of shadeBoundedRegion:
shadeBoundedRegion[top_, bottom_, a_, b_] :=  Plot[{Max[top, bottom], top, bottom},