New Bookbird Issue 1/2015
A Journal of International Children's Literature
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.
Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the whole community of readers interested in children's books.
Bookbird is open to any topic in the field of international children's literature. The editor will also include themed issues and will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website. Bookbird will include News of IBBY projects and events that are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column.Bookbird is open to any topic in the field of international children's literature. The editor will also include themed issues and will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website. Bookbird will include News of IBBY projects and events that are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column.
Other regular features include coverage of children's literature studies and children's literature awards around the world. Bookbird also pays special attention to reading promotion projects worldwide.
From January 2015, new editor Björn Sundmark will work in cooperation with an international Editorial Review Board, guest reviewers and correspondents who are nominated by IBBY National Sections.
Call for contributions Indigenous Children’s Literature from around the world.
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring Indigenous Children’s Literature from around the world. While studies like Claire Bradford’s germinal Unsettling Narratives examines First Nations’ issues in texts by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, this issue welcomes articles that focus on texts for children and young adults by First Nations authors. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
· decolonization and survivance
· orality and storytelling
· history and context
· formation of identity
· borders and journeys
· place and the natural world
· spirituality and sacred folkways
· origin stories and the trickster figure
· tribal politics and sovereignty
· community and culture
Full papers should be submitted to the editor, Björn Sundmark (firstname.lastname@example.org), and guest editor, Roxanne Harde (email@example.com) by 1 July 2015. For full submission details go here. Papers which are not accepted for this issue will be considered for later issues of Bookbird.
Bookbird Inc. is happy to welcome Dr. Björn Sunmark, Malmö University, Sweden, as Bookbird Editor for the term 2015-2018. All submissions should be made to: Björn Sunmark firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookbird Editorial Office
Dr Björn Sundmark
Professor of English Literature