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Special Collections Features an Exhibit on Children’s Books and War

Special Collections at Southern Miss is featuring a new exhibit highlighting collections that focus on children’s literature and war.

Stories of War: How Children’s Literature Shapes the Military Narrative, curated by Rachel Brown, an undergraduate student in the School of Library and Information Sciences, explores the depiction of war and military life as seen in children's literature. The exhibit features stories from five wars and a section on coping with deployment and military life. Interspersed with the books are medals, awards, and photographs of people who served during these wars, acting as a visual representation of the differences between the children's stories and real-life experiences.

Stories of War: How Children’s Literature Shapes the Military Narrative will be on display on the third floor of McCain Library and Archives Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 7.

If you have any questions about the exhibit or the collections, contact Ellen Ruffin at or 601.266.6543.

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