Bookbird 3 / 2023

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, Vol. 61, No. 3, 2023


War and Displacement in Children’s Literature
by Mateusz Świetlicki and Chrysogonus Siddha Malilang | 1



The Role of the Child in a War Zone
by Åse Marie Ommundsen, Gro Marie Stavem, & Anne Kristine Øgreid | 4

Young People and Collective Trauma in Georgian Fiction about The Abkhazian War and The 2008 Russo-Georgian War
by Ani Chubinidze | 17

Children’s War Diaries as Agents of Peace
by Marija Todorova & Kathleen Ahrens | 27

Poetry, Art and Historical Memory: Fostering Dialogue about War
by Francisco Antonio Martínez-Carratalá & Sebastián Miras | 36

The Paradox of DMZ: Making War, Division, and Unification Intelligible Through Korean Picturebooks
by Yeojoo Lim & Sarah Park Dahlen | 45

The Use of Images to Explore the Indigeneous Experience of Conflict in Australian Children’s Picturebooks
by Margaret Baguley & Martin Kerby | 55


edited by Jutta Reusch—International Youth Library | 65



“We also wanted to show hope”: An interview with Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv
by Niels Beintker | 74

The Wordlessness of Hope: A conversation with Oleksandr Shatokhin
by Chrysogonus Siddha Malilang | 77

La Guerra de los Yacarés: Between (self)censorship and nostalgia
by Ignacia Saona Urmeneta, Ja’nos Kovacs-Navarro, & Soledad Véliz Córdoba | 81


by Carolina Ballester | 84


edited by Anamaria Anderson | 3, 44, 73, 79, & 80


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