Volume 52, Number 1, January 2014

Table of Contents

Editorial

pp. iii-iv
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Introduction

Queerness and Children’s Literature: Embracing the Negative

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

pp. 11-22
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The Invisibility of Lesbian Mother Families in the South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge

pp. 23-33
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What a Shame! Gay Shame in Isabelle Holland’s The Man Without a Face

pp. 34-42
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Sexual Slipstreams and the Limits of Magic Realism: Why a Bisexual Cinderella May Not Be All That “Queer”

pp. 43-50
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“A girl. A machine. A freak”: A Consideration of Contemporary Queer Composites

pp. 51-62
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A Doctor for Who(m)?: Queer Temporalities and the Sexualized Child

pp. 63-76
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Letters

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

pp. 77-82
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Identifying Effective Trans* Novels for Adolescent Readers

pp. 83-86
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Reviews

The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstam (review)

pp. 87-88
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Fictions of Adolescent Carnality: Sexy Sinners and Delinquent Deviants by Lydia Kokkola (review)

pp. 88-89
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Books on Books

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

pp. 90-92
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The Child Reader, 1700–1840 by Matthew O. Grenby (review)

pp. 92-94
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La littérature de jeunesse migrante: récits d’immigration de l’Algérie à la France by Anne Schneider (review)

pp. 94-95
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Ehon Sakka to Iu Shigoto (review)

pp. 96-97
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Postcards

pp. x-111
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Focus IBBY

pp. 99-111
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