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The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told? Canceled

By April 7, 2019May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

These Hands
Margaret H. Mason; Floyd Cooper, illustrator
Boston: HMCO, 2011

This Event Has Been Cancelled

The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told?

Save the Date, May 10th, noon

The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told?

Race, Inclusion, and Representation in Children’s Literature

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter is an exhibit at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.

Join us on Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Book signing to follow.

for an in-depth discussion of how all people who interact with children and books can examine bias, social justice, and literature, historically and today.


Andrea Davis Pinkney, Vice President, Executive Editor- Scholastic Trade and New York Times bestselling author and  Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.

Dawn Quigley, PhD, Assistant Professor St. Catherine University, author of Silenced. Voices Taken from American Indian Characters in Children’s Literature and the young adult novel Apple in The Middle.

This event was made possible by generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking and directions Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m.


Further Reading

As we think about children’s books and their place in our lives, education and culture there are scholars and teachers who give us insight. (Readings that informed the exhibit here )

This bibliography is on display on the 3rd and 2nd floor of the Andersen Library as well as copies of the articles lists. A PDF of the list here

Banner Backdrop of the ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

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