Events and news
Events, exhibits, news, and newsletters from the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature.
Upcoming events: The 2021 Kerlan Award
The 2021 Kerlan Award will be presented to Ariane Dewey in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donations of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature.
Please join the Friends of The Kerlan, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections, Rain Taxi-Twin Cities Book Festival for a virtual Kerlan Award presentation with curator Lisa Von Drasek and the honoree, Ariane Dewey on Monday, October 4th, 6:30 Eastern, 5:30 Central.
Learn more about Ariane Dewey in our Children's Book Art: Techniques and Media digital exhibit.
About the Kerlan Award
The Kerlan Award is given in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature. Individuals from all areas of children’s literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and educators, are eligible for this honor.
RSVP for the online event today!
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News and related resources
The catalog for our 2019 exhibit, curated by Leonard Marcus, may be purchased from the University of Minnesota Press or downloaded for free on the Libraries' Publishing Services page.
View the latest Kerlan Collection newsletter, as well as past newsletters (2004-present).
Learn more about the Kerlan Award, including a list of past winners.
Read curator Lisa Von Drasek's latest children's book reviews and blog posts.
Learn more about the annual Naomi C. Chase Lecture, hosted by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development.
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