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The Volume 1 Fall issue of Juvenile Miscellany is an overview of 2021 in children’s literature. We painfully said goodbye to many of the great luminaries in the field. USM also celebrated the 80th birthday of Curious George with much fanfare and celebration. We welcomed a new practicum student in de Grummond and she writes about her experiences processing the Neubert Valentine collection. The collection also commissioned a series of tintype photographs of The Infants Library (1800) to be gifted to Sharon Draper as the 2021 de Grummond Lecturer. Curator, Ellen Ruffin, interviews Cynthia Leitich Smith of the Heartdrum imprint. This issue also features a spotlight on the pop-up book artwork of Jan Pieńkowski. Also included are descriptions of the Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award as well as a virtual exhibit of the Ezra Jack Keats Award available via

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Fall 2021

Juvenile Miscellany (Fall 2021)