Publishers Weekly: Kerlan Collection Adapts 2013 'The ABC of It' Exhibition

By Claire Kirch
Publishers Weekly

The ABC of It (Leonard S. Marcus)The Kerlan Collection of children’s literature at the University of Minnesota is hosting an exhibition in Minneapolis next month, and they are inviting the world to it by publishing a book about the history of children’s literature that is doing double duty as the show’s catalog.


The University of Minnesota Libraries is publishing The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter by Leonard S. Marcus, an authority on children’s books, with a foreword by Lisa Von Drasek, the curator of the Kerlan Collection, which is well-known for its extensive archives containing manuscripts, original art, and other materials given to it by the country’s leading children’s book authors and illustrators.


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