New Bookbird Issue 2/2015
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 community of readers interested in children's books and is open to any topic in the field of international children's literature. Bookbird also includes themed issues for which the editor will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website.
Bookbird also includes news of IBBY projects and events which 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 as well as reading promotion projects worldwide.
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Call for Contributions: Indigenous Children’s Literature
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 Bookbird editor, Björn Sundmark firstname.lastname@example.org, and guest editor, Roxanne Harde email@example.com by 1 July 2015. Papers which are not accepted for this issue will be considered for later issues of Bookbird.
Bookbird Editorial Office
Dr Björn Sundmark
Professor of English Literature