Volume 9 | Issue 2 | November 2021

Editorial – Janice Bland

The editorial considers how English in school settings is centrally and crucially located both in education and in global issues, so that pedagogy and ideology are inextricably linked. It is argued that research on children’s texts in educational contexts and ELT are naturally immersed in ideology issues, as international discourse and texts from around the world are relevant for both fields. read more

Introduced by – David Valente

Carle, Eric (1969) The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric (1975) The Mixed-Up Chameleon
Carle, Eric (2002) ‘Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,’ said the Sloth
Carle, Eric (2011) The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse read more

Article 1 – Werner Delanoy / Iris van der Horst

The first paper deals with transhumanism in Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe. This trilogy comprises three young adult novels set in a future where humans have become potentially immortal and where an AI (artificial intelligence) rules over planet Earth. read more

Article 2 – Ariane Manutscheri

With reference to John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down, this article explores the importance of destigmatizing the topic of mental illness among young people, and the potential that lies in working with young adult literature to meaningfully contribute towards such destigmatization efforts in our language classrooms. read more

Article 3 – Jena Habegger-Conti

This article contributes to current research on the use of graphic narratives for intercultural education with young adult learners in English Language Teaching. The article focuses on When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (2020). read more

Reviewed by – David Valente

David Valente reviews Exploring Challenging Picturebooks in Education. International Perspectives on Language and Literature Learning, edited by Åse Marie Ommundsen, Gunnar Haaland and Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (2022). read more