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Inside the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature

Curated by librarian Lisa Von Drasek, the collection includes manuscripts by classic and contemporary authors and illustrators, from Arnold Lobel to Kate DiCamillo. Drafts are also on file, providing a rare glimpse into the creative process.

The library is a valuable teaching tool…’It illuminates the process and it demystifies it…When [visitors] see how many times someone of the caliber of a Kate DiCamillo revises, they realize you must change it to get better and better.’ (NPR)

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