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Trauma in Children’s Literature

We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Bookbird: Trauma in Children’s Literature. Papers should be sent to the incoming editors by 18th July 2011. These articles might respond to on-going world crises (e.g. war, refugee status, natural disaster) or more personal crises, as represented in literature for children and young adults.

Submissions are also invited by 31 December 2011 on Children’s Literature from the United Kingdom, the country which is hosting the 33rd IBBY International Congress “Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations.” This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Thiel and Alison Waller from Roehampton University, London.

Email articles (maximum 4000 words long) to both Editors, Roxanne Harde ( and Lydia Kokkola ( NB: Please put Bookbird submission followed by your initials in the subject line.

CFP – Special Issue of Bookbird: Trauma in Children’s Literature