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We’re Here, We’re (Not?) Queer: GLBTQ Characters in Children's Books

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We’re Here, We’re (Not?) Queer: GLBTQ Characters in Children's Books

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Epstein, B. J.

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Francsis & Taylor

pub year

2012

description

How are non-heterosexualities portrayed in children's literature? Which non-heterosexualities are featured and why? What information and beliefs do these books expose children to? And why does that matter? In this article, I analyse a number of books in English for children, both picture books and books for older readers, in order to see how the United States and the United Kingdom understand and portray non-heterosexualities. Understanding whether and how gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and otherwise queer (GLBTQ) characters are included and portrayed in children's books reveals how society as a whole thinks about GLBTQ people.

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Katie Arthur

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