Bookbird 1 / 2022

EDITORIAL

A Spotlight on Poland within the Global Tapestry of Issue 60.1
by Janelle Mathis and Petros Panaou I 1

FEATURED ARTICLES

Little Women: Contemporary Polish Novels for Girls as an Example of Engaged Literature
by Dorota Michułka I 4

Breaking Down Taboos—LGBTQ+ Themes in Contemporary Polish Children’s and Young Adult Literature
by Mateusz Świetlicki and Sabina Waleria Świtała I 16

New-Old Trends in Recent Polish Book Illustration for Children and Young Adults
by Anita Wincencjusz-Patyna I 31

Japanese Picturebooks for Children in the Fight against COVID-19
by Marcelina de Zoete-Leśniczak I 42

Menacing Men and Well-Meaning Women: Gender-Role Allocations in English- and German- Language Narrative Picturebooks on Child Sexual Abuse
by Carla Plieth I 55

Constructing a New Girl in Meiji Japan: The Japanese Translation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Sara Crewe
by Wakako Suzuki | 67

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Has Finally Let Down Her Hair! The Feminist Evolution of “Rapunzel” from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First Century
by Komal Tujare | 77

CHILDREN AND THEIR BOOKS

Coming across a Difficult Past: Contemporary Polish Narratives in the Eyes of a Young Recipient in Theory and Practice
by Justyna Zając and Dorota Michułka | 86

AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS AND THEIR BOOKS

An Interview on a Hot Summer Day with Polish Book Creators Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak and
Paweł Pawlak
by Anita Wincencjusz-Patyna | 92

The Prerogative of Human, Traditional, Green, and Dreamlike: An Interview with Violeta Dabija
by Vladimir Kravchenko | 95

International Youth Library

I-Solation: Children’s Self-Portraits in the Age of COVID-19
An exhibition project of the International Youth Library
by Dr. Christiane Raabe | 101

The Many Lives of Jella Lepman
by Anna Becchi, translated by Nikola von Merveldt | 105

FOCUS IBBY
by Liz Page | 110

BOOKS ON BOOKS
edited by Jutta Reusch—International Youth Library | 119

POSTCARDS
edited by Barbara Lehman | ii, 3, 30, 66, 76, 85, 100, & 125