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The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter


In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Dr. Irvin Kerlan's first gift of children's books and artwork to the University Libraries, the Children's Literature Research Collections will be hosting The ABC of It, curated by scholar Leonard L. Marcus.

This exhibit has closed but the exhibit catalog is still available for purchase or download.


Interested in purchasing an exhibit catalog of The ABC of It?



Exhibit catalog may be purchased from the University of Minnesota Press or downloaded for free on the libraries' Publishing Services page.




Kerlan Collection newsletter

View the latest edition of the CLRC's Kerlan Collection newsletter: Spring 2019

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ASC Events

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The Blue Ox Review

See curator Lisa Von Draseks newest children's book reviews at the Blue Ox Review.