Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection - CLIC: "Hello, Dear Enemy!" Exhibit

Resources that support the teaching, learning and scholarship of children's and young adult literature.

"Hello, Dear Enemy!" Picture Books for Peace and Humanity

Hello, Dear Enemy: Picture Books for Peace and Humanity will be in the library from January to March of 2019. This traveling exhibit is on loan from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany and has been around the world. We are thrilled to host the exhibit and dismayed by its continued relevance.

The exhibit is divided into four themes: Experiences of War, Destruction, and Displacement; Power Struggles and the Origin and Escalation of Violence; Prejudice, Ostracism, and Imagined Enemies; Utopias of Peace and Anti-War Books. Posters on display showcase provocative images and quotes from the books.

Exhibit Dates: January 8, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Location: Western Libraries - 4th floor of Wilson Library

Exhibit Contacts: (360) 650 -- 2339 and (360) 650 – 7992

Exhibit Sponsors

Woodring College of Education

Department of Elementary Education

Western Libraries


Department of English

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity

Compass 2 Campus

Topics and Books

Picture books are disarming – the profound simplicity of illustration and message can prompt complex conversations. Indeed, this exhibit is for all ages. The books of Hello, Dear Enemy! are divided into four thematic subgroups. They are listed below, along with a link to the Western Libraries for access and circulation.

Experiences of War

Centígrados y Paralelos by Author: Víctor Solís

Chez Moi, C’est La Guerre by Fāṭimah Sharaf al-Dīn

La Composition by Antonio Skármeta

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Fu’ad and Jamila by Cosetta Zanotti

Home and Away by Marsden, John

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter

Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker by José Manuel Mateo

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Year of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins


Power Struggles

Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

On the Seesaw Bridge by Yūichi Kimura

Sir Lofty & Sir Tubb by Binette Schroeder

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugenios Trivizas

Two Monsters by David McKee

Why? by Nikolai Popov


Prejudices. Ostracism and Imagined Enemies

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Frog and the Stranger by Max Velthuijs

Tout sur le grand méchant loup by Éric Veillé


Peaceful Utopias

Un Bateau dans le Ciel by Quentin Blake

The Beginning by Paula Carballeira

Boku no koe ga kikoemasuka by Seizō Tajima

The Conquerors by David McKee

El Nombre de la Ballena by Marcelo Birmajer

The Enemy by David Cali

Flon Flon & Musette by Elzbieta

La Guerre by Anaïs Vaugelade

Guten Tag, Lieber Feind! by Gudrun Pausewang

Le petit soldat qui cherchait la Guerre by Mario Ramos

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Waterloo & Trafalgar by Olivier Tallec