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Answered By: Sarah Johnson Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015 Views: 73
Jody Thurston Northwest Center for Children's Literature
The Mission of the Northwest Center for Children’s Literature (NWCCL) is to inspire a love of children’s literature.
- To collect, preserve, present, and celebrate children’s literature.
- To archive and preserve the manuscripts and original art work of children’s literature authors and illustrators.
- To bring together experts in the field of children’s and young adult literature to share their expertise and knowledge and inspire the love of children’s literature.
- To provide permanent collections of distinguished contemporary, historic and retrospective books for children and young adults and reference materials that support research into and use of children’s literature.
- To underscore the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of children’s literature through educational programs, seminars, and events.
The Jody Thurston Northwest Center for Children’s Literature is the brainchild of a group of children’s literature educators, authors, illustrators, book dealers, and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest who came together in Portland in the spring of 2003. The initial leadership included Kathy Dunbar, Barbara Swanson-Sanders, and Peggy Sharp. The NWCCL held its grand opening in October of 2004. The Center is named in honor of Jody Thurston and pays tribute to her work with and love of children as a teacher at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool in Beaverton, Ore.
Materials in the NWCCL collections include picture books, juvenile non-fiction, young adult literature, reference materials, and curriculum materials. To search for items located in the NWCCL, use Search@CU Libraries, and select the Children's Literature or Curriculum Lab scope from the drop down menu:
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