Are the Kids All Right? : Representations of LGBTQ Characters in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

AUTHOR: B.J. Epstein
PUBLISHER: HammerOn Press
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2013
PAGES: 256
ISBN:
9780956450739

Publisher’s Description

Are the Kids All Right? by B.J. Epstein is the first survey of English-language children’s literature that features lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer characters. It explores how LGBTQ characters are portrayed and what this says about contemporary society and it covers picture books, middle-grade books, and young adult fiction.

Epstein explores why sex, sexuality and gender non-conformity is something that many writers and publishers of children’s and young adult lit appear to shy away from. She passionately demonstrates that the information children get from literature matters, and that so called ‘difficult’ topics can be communicated in entertaining and informative ways.

Library Notes

Paperback. Purchased new by the library with founder’s funds.

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