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Recent acquisitions at the Kerlan

Nikki Grimes

Drafts and related production material for various works by Grimes, including “Garvey in the Dark” and “Glory in the Margins,” as well as other professional papers and writing.

Book cover for "Elizabeti's Doll" by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen illustrated by Christy HaleChristy Hale (new collection)

Final cover illustration, sketches, proof pages, research material, and related items for “Elizabeti’s Doll.”

Sheila La Farge correspondence

Personal correspondence sent by La Farge to her cousin, Edith Iselin Byron, from her childhood through adulthood, donated by Byron’s son, Alexander Byron.

Dian Curtis ReganBook cover for "Game of Survival" by Dian Curtis Regan

Drafts and editorial papers related to Regan’s picture books, short stories, and young adult novels.

Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Selected original illustration for over 50 children’s books illustrated by Johnson and Fancher, created in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, and mixed media.

Peter and Connie Roop

Drafts, research, and related production material for books written by Peter and Connie Roop.

Book cover for "Deep Sea Farm" by Dahlov IpcarDahlov Ipcar

Original illustrations and separations for four children’s books by Ipcar, including “Wild and Tame Animals,” “I Like Animals,” “Deep Sea Farm,” and “Lost and Found,” donated by Charles Ipcar.

Lauren Stringer

Studies and sketches for “Looking for Smile” and “The Dark was Done.”

Ruth Heller

Original colored pencil illustrations for “Merriam Webster’s Primary Dictionary,” donated by Philip Heller.

Anne Pellowski

Personal items, as well as books from Pellowski’s library, donated by her estate.

Maryrose Wood

Proofs for “Alice’s Farm: A Rabbit’s Tale.”

Julie Paschkis

Original gouache illustrations for multiple books illustrated by Paschkis, including “The Barking Ballad,” “Eek!,” and “Delicious.”

Michael J. Rosen (new collection)Cover for "The Hound Dog's Haiku" by Michael J. Rosen illustrated by Mary Azarian

Drafts and editorial papers for books by Rosen, including picture books, novels, and anthologies.

Karen Cushman

Drafts and editorial papers related to books by Cushman, as well as correspondence, reviews, speeches, and other professional papers.

Else Holmelund Minarik (new collection)Book cover for "Little Bear" by Else Holmelund Minarik illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Drafts and editorial papers for works by Minarik, including the “Little Bear” series, material related to the “Little Bear” television series, correspondence, and personal items and books, donated by Minarik’s estate.






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