The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a special unit within the MSU Moorhead Library providing materials and assistance to students and faculty of the Teacher Education programs. All students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public may use the resources of the CMC.
The CMC sponsors and coordinates the Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative which supports two annual awards, the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award (ages 9-12) and the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award (toddlers to age 8). These awards are announced each May.
SAVE THE DATE, September 30th! To celebrate MSUM Library's grand re-opening and tenth anniversary of the Read Aloud Book Awards, Candace Fleming, well-known children's author, will present a public lecture entitled "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Book Shelf." This fun-filled and informal session traces Ms. Fleming's journey, chronicling both the pitfalls and the joys of writing for children. Ms. Fleming's presentation will be held in Lib 103 at 4:30 p.m.
The little Russian by Susan Sherman “It’s the rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Berta Alshonsky, born into a working class family in Ukraine . . . It’s unabashedly grand, and fans of historical fiction with strong heroines who learn hard lessons will be thoroughly entranced.”
Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, […]
The invisible bridge by Julie Orringer An unforgettable story of three brothers, of history and love, of marriage tested by disaster, of a Jewish family’s struggle against annihilation, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war. “This is a masterful, sweeping novel that reveals how brightly love can burn even under […]