The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

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by Leonard S. Marcus. Foreward by Lisa Von Drasek.

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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.

EISBN: 978-1-946135-52-0

ISBN: 978-1-5179-0801-0

Publication Date: February 2019

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Marcus, Leonard S.; Von Drasek, Lisa. (2019). The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. University of Minnesota. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,