restricted access   Volume 52, Number 1, January 2014

Table of Contents


pp. iii-iv


Queerness and Children’s Literature: Embracing the Negative

pp. v-x

Feature Articles

The Biggest Loser: Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter Series, the Queer Art of Failure, and the American Obsession with Achievement

pp. 1-10

Hey, I Still Can’t See Myself!: The Difficult Positioning of Two-Spirit Identities in YA Literature

pp. 11-22

The Invisibility of Lesbian Mother Families in the South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge

pp. 23-33

What a Shame! Gay Shame in Isabelle Holland’s The Man Without a Face

pp. 34-42

Sexual Slipstreams and the Limits of Magic Realism: Why a Bisexual Cinderella May Not Be All That “Queer”

pp. 43-50

“A girl. A machine. A freak”: A Consideration of Contemporary Queer Composites

pp. 51-62

A Doctor for Who(m)?: Queer Temporalities and the Sexualized Child

pp. 63-76


Celebrating the Margins: Families and Gender in the Work of the Swedish Picturebook Artist Pija Lindenbaum

pp. 77-82

Identifying Effective Trans* Novels for Adolescent Readers

pp. 83-86


The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstam (review)

pp. 87-88

Fictions of Adolescent Carnality: Sexy Sinners and Delinquent Deviants by Lydia Kokkola (review)

pp. 88-89

Books on Books

An allen Fronten: Kriege und politische Konflikte in Kinder- und Jugendmedien by Ingrid Tomkowiak (review)

pp. 90-92

The Child Reader, 1700–1840 by Matthew O. Grenby (review)

pp. 92-94

La littérature de jeunesse migrante: récits d’immigration de l’Algérie à la France by Anne Schneider (review)

pp. 94-95

Ehon Sakka to Iu Shigoto (review)

pp. 96-97


pp. x-111

Focus IBBY

pp. 99-111