Tuesday, February 2, 2010

De Grummond Children's Literature Collection

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection was founded in 1966 by Lena Y.de Grummond. The Special Collections is located in the Cook Library on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. The collection is designed mainly for American and British children but is read by children and parents all around the world. The displays shows historic and present day works. The volume dates range from 1530 to the present from more than 1200 authors with over 100,000 published books, visual artwork, sketchbooks.
When I was a child, Curious George was every child's favorite monkey now he plays a major role in the de Grummond children collection for years. The Curious George theme includes a huge monkey, several books, and many different art exhibits. More and more items of the famous monkey has been added every other year.The entire exhibit makes me feel like a little girl who wants to just sit down, grab a few of those books and just start reading.
Also, I remember reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats. The Snowy Day display reveals how the book played a major role in paving the way for African American books to be publicized. Overall, I really enjoyed viewing the culture descriptions and the conception of those two books and I plan to learn about several more.I would encourage everyone to pay a visit to the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection because it is very intriguing for all generations.
For more information please use this web address: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~degrum/

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