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Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book festival April 10-12 at Southern Miss

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One of the most anticipated events celebrating children's literature, the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held April 10-12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Highlights of this year's 46th edition of the festival will include awarding of the 2013 Southern Miss Medallion to recipient Jon Scieszka and a musical performance by Grammy-nominated folk-rock children's music group Trout Fishing in America that will be open to the public. 

This year's event will be bittersweet, as the festival's namesake Fay B. Kaigler passed away in 2012. Kaigler, a longtime supporter of the festival, taught in the public schools of California and Mississippi for 33 years. She first attended the festival at the invitation of her friend Ruth Lamont, a children's librarian from Baton Rouge. 

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