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THE ABC OF IT open house event at the Elmer L. Andersen Library

When Mar 02, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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The ABC of It (Leonard S. Marcus)There will be an open house of the exhibit "The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter" at the Elmer L. Andersen Library on Saturday, March 2. The exhibit is in conjunction with the publication of Leonard S. Marcus's book The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter.


For fourteen months beginning in June 2013, the New York Public Library hosted an exhibition about the role of children’s books in world culture and in our lives. Now with this book, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature and children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus, the nostalgia and vision of that exhibit can be experienced anywhere.


"This is a book for the child in all of us—an exquisitely rendered volume that underscores the power of words and pictures to inspire, build, and transform." —Andrea Davis Pinkney, New York Times bestselling author of A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day


"This is a beautiful reimagining of a milestone exhibition on children’s literature. Exquisitely rendered and inclusive in its vision. Highly recommended." —Lynne M. Thomas, Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


"This is a piece of literature that should be in every school of education library and required reading for any student studying children’s literature. Outstanding." —Cynthia Weill, Director of the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education

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