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Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
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ISSN (Print) 0006-7377 - ISSN (Online) 1918-6983
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  • A Spotlight on Poland within the Global Tapestry of Issue 60.1

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      Abstract: With the same hopeful anticipation that accompanies the beginning of a new year, we approach Bookbird’s 60th volume in 2022. The first issue is unique in that it offers a “Spotlight” on Poland and the rich scholarship in children’s literature that is found there, beginning with the cover illustration that reveals the visual artistry of Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak and Paweł Pawlak. Within this issue, readers find a tapestry of exemplar articles that share some of the many themes explored by Polish authors and illustrators, as well as other international articles that extend the design of this tapestry in communicating perspectives on significant issues for all.First, among the articles from Poland, is “Little Women: ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Little Women: Contemporary Polish Novels for Girls as an Example of
           Engaged Literature

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      Abstract: The novel for girls as a literary subgenre is part of a broader category of novels for young adults, with elements of psychological and social (especially family-related) prose, sometimes in the style of didactic romance or popular fiction (Wójcik-Dudek; Kruszewska-Kudelska; Graban-Pomirska; Michułka, “W poszukiwaniu”). An important structural element of such narratives is a vibrant portrait of a teenage girl, her search for an appropriate life path, and, in a broader context, the issue of the changing role and place of women in society.Prose literature for girls from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries draws on the tradition of the Polish novel for young people from the interwar period (1918–1939). ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking Down Taboos—: LGBTQ+ Themes in Contemporary Polish Children’s
           and Young Adult Literature

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      Abstract: According to the 2020 ILGA-Europe report, the situation of LGBTQ+ people in Poland is currently the worst in the European Union (“Annual Review”). This comes as no surprise considering the existence of the so-called LGBT Free Zones introduced in 2019 and 2020, associating homosexuality with pedophilia in the political discourse, and the anti-LGBTQ+ campaign during the 2020 presidential election (cf. Ash; Martin). Homophobic actions are usually justified as attempts to protect children from the alleged thread of nonheteronormativity. Conservative adults fight to protect the imaginary child by comparing pro-choice activists to Nazis and accusing LGBTQ+ activists of either blasphemy or attempts to spoil children. At ... Read More
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  • New-Old Trends in Recent Polish Book Illustration for Children and Young
           Adults

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      Abstract: Since the early 2000s, Polish book illustration has flourished, marked by an inspiring variety of styles, techniques, and original concepts. The reasons for this notable situation are manifold, including a rich tradition of over 100 years of avant-garde approach to children’s book design (Wincencjusz-Patyna); strength in higher artistic education in a few academic centers (mainly Warsaw, but also Wrocław, Katowice, Poznań, Kraków, and Gdańsk), with specializations in illustration, typography, and book design; and an impressive number of independent, small-sized publishing houses (Biernacka-Licznar et al.) presenting ambitious profiles, striving for the perfect combination of inspiring original artistic work and ... Read More
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  • Japanese Picturebooks for Children in the Fight against COVID-19

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      Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in November 2019 in Wuhan, China, became a disaster for the world’s inhabitants. Threatening the health of millions and taking many lives, it limited daily functioning and disrupted the routines associated with the rhythms of life. All these changes affected not only adults but also children. Adults followed with horror the media reports on the rapid spread of the pandemic, the numbers of infected and deaths. Confused children, however, did not understand what lockdown is (in the case of Japan it is jishuku—self-restraint), what it means, and why they had to stay at home. Not being used to wearing masks, washing their hands so often and disinfecting them, and keeping social ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Menacing Men and Well-Meaning Women: Gender-Role Allocations in English-
           and German-Language Narrative Picturebooks on Child Sexual Abuse

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      Abstract: Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a sensitive topic many adults shy away from discussing with children, often fearing they might destroy children’s innocence by informing them about it. Yet considering statistics indicate that as many as one in four girls and one in six boys will experience some form of sexual abuse (Finkelhor et al.), withholding such information is more likely to endanger them, even though providing it might, as Kimberley Reynolds suggests, “paradoxically…have the effect of diminishing the very condition of innocence” (Reynolds and Tucker 101). “[C]arefully selected” (McDaniel 203) and responsibly handled picture-books on CSA can be suitable preventative tools (bibliotherapy) and therapeutical mediums ... Read More
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  • Constructing a New Girl in Meiji Japan: The Japanese Translation of
           Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Sara Crewe

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      Abstract: This article examines Shizuko Wakamatsu’s Sēra Kurū no hanashi, the earliest Japanese translation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Sara Crewe, Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s (1888; hereafter Sara Crewe), to illuminate how Wakamatsu constructed a girl’s complex interior psychology with her unique narrative techniques and innovative linguistic styles in the Meiji period (1868–1912). The discussion in this article will first highlight how the narrator assumes the inner voice of the young protagonist at times, collapsing the distance between the narrator and character. Readers are frequently caught up in certain ambiguities or silences that emerge from the complexities of the narrator’s shifting position and Sēra’s ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Has Finally Let Down Her Hair! The Feminist Evolution
           

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      Abstract: Although this critical study of Rapunzel begins with the German tale first published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm, it must be noted that this version is neither the first nor the original. The 1812 version is considered an adaptation of a French story titled “Persinette,” by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force, which in turn was heavily influenced by an Italian tale titled “Petrosinella,” by Giambattista Basile. It is also significant to note that like most children’s literature that often gets passed orally and alters with each telling, the story of Rapunzel has also undergone several alterations. In fact, the original tale by the Brothers Grimm itself was altered considerably in its final edition of 1857. The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Coming across a Difficult Past: Contemporary Polish Narratives in the Eyes
           of a Young Recipient in Theory and Practice

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      Abstract: In this article, we present students’ reception of historical literature. The research on the reception of literature was conducted around three literary narrations about the Holocaust. Two of them, Joanna Rudniańska’s Kotka Brygidy (Brigida’s Cat; 2007) and Joanna Fabicka’s Rutka (2016), were created in a fantasy convention where the past and the present were explored. The third story, Ostatnie przedstawienie panny Esterki. Opowieść z gettawarszawskiego (Miss Esterka’s Last Performance: A Story from Warsaw Ghetto; 2014), written by Adam Jaromir and illustrated by Gabriela Cichowska, is a graphic novel about Jewish children in an orphanage run by Janusz Korczak. The aforementioned works, describing Jewish ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Interview on a Hot Summer Day with Polish Book Creators Ewa
           Kozyra-Pawlak and Paweł Pawlak

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      Abstract: Ewa and Paweł Pawlak both graduated from the State Higher School of Fine Arts (at present the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design) in Wroclaw, Poland. They gained their MFA diplomas in 1985 in graphic design and printmaking. Ewa focuses on children’s book illustration, specializing in textile collage. She has worked on about thirty books and has provided illustrations for children’s magazines and school handbooks. She also writes poems, performs calligraphy, and translates from French and English. Paweł focuses on book illustration and graphic design, mostly for young readers. He has worked on over 100 books and is highly acclaimed in Poland and abroad.You both graduated from a university of arts. How did ... Read More
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  • The Prerogative of Human, Traditional, Green, and Dreamlike: An Interview
           with Violeta Dabija

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      Abstract: Violeta Dabija is one of the most prolific illustrators for children aged three to eight, in the United States and worldwide. She was born in Moldova, a small country situated in the extreme east of Europe, in 1979. She completed her art studies at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in the Republic of Moldova and illustrated her first children’s books for the Prut International publishing house and for UNICEF Moldova. In 2007, Dabija started collaborating with publishers from the United States and since 2011 with writers and publishing houses all around the world. She has illustrated about forty books, which have been published and translated in English, French, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Romanian ... Read More
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  • I-Solation: Children’s Self-Portraits in the Age of COVID-19

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      Abstract: When Jella Lepman inaugurated the International Youth Library in a Munich villa in 1949, 600 children’s drawings from twenty-two countries covered the walls of the rooms and the stairwell. Lepman considered children’s drawings, like children’s books, “among the most endearing messengers of international understanding.” For her, they were visible evidence of a universal children’s creative will that transcended national borders and had lasting impact. The highly acclaimed exhibitions of international children’s drawings that Lepman organized in the following years attest to her genuine interest in children’s art. Perhaps the most important exhibition was held in 1952 with the title Ich selbst—myself—moi-même; it was ... Read More
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  • The Many Lives of Jella Lepman

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      Abstract: On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Jella Lepman’s death, the International Youth Library in October 2020 published a new German edition of Die Kinderbuchbrücke (A Bridge of Children’s Books) with several photographs and notes. This article is an abbreviated version of a text by Anna Becchi with the same title, which was first published in this book. In her Bridge of Children’s Books memoir, Jella Lepman remembers her 1945 return to Germany from her exile in Britain and writes about why and how she founded the International Youth Library in Munich. Apart from this seminal accomplishment, readers don’t know much about Lepman’s life before or after. The following pages provide more information about the ... Read More
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  • Focus IBBY

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      Abstract: The 2022 International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is sponsored by IBBY Canada. The theme is Stories are wings that help you soar every day. Julie Flett and Richard Van Camp have designed the poster to provide the message to the children of the world.Julie Flett is a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist who has been honored with the Governor General’s Award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and the American Indian Library Association Award. Richard Van Camp is a Dogrib a Tłıc ̨hǫ writer from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, and the award-winning author of twenty-six books.More information about ICBD 2022 and how to order copies of the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zur Aktualität eines Klassikers von internationalem Rang. [On the
           Relevance of a Classic of International Standing] by Michael Ende (review)
           

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      Abstract: Three years ago, Hans-Heino Ewers, literary scholar and longtime director of the Institute for Youth Book Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M., published a detailed essay entitled “Rediscovering Michael Ende” to reassess the author, who died in 1995, and to ask what his work has to say to adult readers. In it, he interprets Jim Knopf as a parody of the European fairy tale, he reads Momo as a folk book for modern times, and in The Neverending Story he recognizes the return of mythical traditions.The comprehensive volume Ewers edited in 2020, Michael Ende. Zur Aktualität eines Klassikers von internationalem Rang, now brings together new contributions from international scholars who also address this ... Read More
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  • Conversations with Madeleine L’Engle by Jackie C. Horne (review)

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      Abstract: The New York-born American writer Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) is still best known today for her science fiction fantasy family novel A Wrinkle in Time, inspired in part by the theories of quantum physics and astrophysics. Published in 1962, it won the coveted Newbery Medal for children’s and young adult literature in 1963.The success was not a given, as L’Engle had had to put up with numerous rejections from publishers. In her extremely diverse oeuvre of over sixty books, she ventured into a variety of genres and themes, including poetry, short stories, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and both young adult and adult literature, as well as prayer and theological essays. In her later years, Christian motifs ... Read More
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  • Literatura Infantil Y Juvenil Mexicana. Entrevistas by Emily Hind (review)

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      Abstract: The production of children’s and young adult literature in Mexico has expanded considerably and continuously since about 1980. Today, there is a diverse children’s literature publishing landscape, where smaller, independent publishers have a place and can hold their own alongside large players.Despite its growing importance in the book market, children’s and young adult literature still leads a little-noticed niche existence in Mexican academic teaching and research. But efforts are being made at large, important universities such as the Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) to promote this field, not only as part of teacher training, but also in literary studies ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Les Ateliers. De l’illustration et de la création [The Studios. About
           Illustration and the Creative Process] by Delphine Perret (review)

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      Abstract: What do the places where art is created look like' What does an artist’s workshop reveal about its user and about their artistic creative process'The French illustrator Delphine Perret has long been interested in the subject of artists‘ studios, in the special magic and mystery of these places, which reflect and reveal in the smallest details the strong bond that exists between artists and this place. After Perret met the photographer Éric Garault (who works for the Centre de Promotion du livre jeunesse and the Salon de Montreuil, among others, and is therefore particularly close to illustrators and authors of children’s and young people’s books), her idea to create a book about illustrators’ studios took on a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Russko-Nemeckie Kontakty V Detskoy Literature XVIII-XX Vv [Russian-German
           Contacts in Children’s Literature, 18th-20th Century] ed. by Svetlana
           Maslinskaya (review)

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      Abstract: Russian-German and German-Russian relations in children’s literature are long and varied. Until now, however, they have received little scholarly attention. It is the merit of the present volume to shed light on Russian-German contacts in children’s literature in a dedicated and extensive way. Emerging from the collaborative project between the Research Center for Children’s Literature of the Institute for Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences (IRLI RAN, St. Petersburg) and the International Youth Library (Munich), the volume gathers and builds on research findings from two scholarly conferences held in Munich and St. Petersburg (2017–2020). Spanning a period from the eighteenth century to the 1960s, it ... Read More
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  • Postcards

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      Abstract: This picturebook portrays a leaf’s fear of falling from the tree when autumn arrives. The story starts with a single leaf on the tree, expecting to drop but not finding the courage to let go. All its mates beckon it down, but the leaf keeps clinging with fear despite its urge to leave the tree. The story ends with the leaf’s relief when it finally blows with the wind and watches the sky with its mates on the ground.This story discusses the fear of growth with a poetic narrative. Themes are addressed in a compassionate way, which arouses courage and joy. Yellow, orange, and brown tones support the story’s content by creating an autumn mood. Words and illustrations complement each other by adding different ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-03-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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