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gullah goes to the de grummond

Nancy Murray and Ellen Ruffin at De Grummond Children's Literature CollectionOn November 12, 2007, author Nancy Murray and illustrator Sandy Ford had the honor of presenting Gullah, The Nawleans Cat Meets Katrina to Ellen Ruffin, Curator of the De Grummond Children’s Literary Collection at the McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississipi, in Hattiesburg. MS. The book, along with the original manuscript, the dummy book, the creative materials and Ms. Ford’s illustrations will remain permanently as a part of the collection. “We’re delighted to have a book about Katrina for children,” said Ms. Ruffin.

The De Grummond Children's Literature Collection is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. Founded in 1966De Grummond Children's Literature Collection by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 100,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present.University of Southern Mississippi


  • Gullah, The Nawleans Cat Meets Katrina
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