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School Library Journal blog: A talk with curator Lisa Von Drasek.

By Elizabeth Bird
Fuse8 / School Library Journal blog

The ABC of It (Leonard S. Marcus)It was one of the greatest children’s literature exhibits in my lifetime, and yet it produced no catalog. How is that possible? How did NYPL manage to create its most popular exhibit in its history, and yet it left no trace in the world?


When I heard that Lisa Von Drasek, the curator of the Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Minnesota had given a home to a new ABC of It, I was intrigued. And when she allowed me to interview her about it? I was thrilled. Here’s Lisa explaining how she managed to right a great wrong, and contribute something mighty to the world of children’s literature.


Read the Q&A at Fuse8.

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