News and Publications
Upcoming Book on LGBTQ+ Parenting!
If you identify as LGBTQ+ and/or work with LGBTQ+ people and would like to potentially have your story, experiences, or advice featured in a forthcoming guidebook about LGBTQ+ parenting, on topics such as family creation, pregnancy, birth, and infant feeding, I’d be most grateful to hear from you.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2021.
Published August 2021
‘Bravely crossing linguistic and political boundaries, and splendidly unorthodox in their approach, Epstein and Chapman offer a ground-breaking collection of essays on international LGBTQ+ literature for young people, with a much-needed emphasis on non-English language texts. With contributions by academics, librarians, authors, and activists, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the power of children’s literature to reflect the complexities of and possibilities for young people’s lives.’ — Paulette Rothbauer, Western University, Canada
‘Aiming to map global representations of LGBTQ+, from picture books to YAF, this volume witnesses how tricky it is to navigate queerness, in fiction, activism, and academia. Eye-opening at times, highly provocative at others, in suggested readings and theoretical scope, the value of this study resides in its activist take on queer children’s literature.’ — Mia Österlund, Åbo Akademi University and Helsinki University, Finland
Published June 2021
The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read
by David Sundin
The bestselling Swedish children's book of 2020, translated by B. J. Woodstein, with graphic design by Alexis Holmqvist.
Stop what you're doing! Don't you know that this book does NOT want to be read? Not now and not ever.
Because if this book is read all kinds of strange and magical things might happen. Silly things and secret things... Alligators might appear, the book might try to fly away, and before you know it you'll be having all kinds of unexpected fun. How AWFUL.
Don't let this book be read. You're not prepared.
Or are you?