It is now over 75 years since Pippi Longstocking first expanded the norms for what a girl gets to be. A conversation about complex girl heroes and about the traces of the world’s strongest girl in today’s children’s literature.
It’s not easy to be a young girl, whether in a high school hallway or on social media where narrow norms, comparison anxiety, harassment and structural injustice are everyday fare. A discussion about high school girls’ vulnerability and the power of a girl collective.
The world today is riddled with disturbances, whether it be a pandemic, climate change or war. How are children affected by growing up in a restless time, and how do you talk with them about complex subjects? Can books be a help?
What happens when you see a reflection of yourself in literature? And what happens when you never get to recognise yourself? A conversation between the authors Emily Joof, Daniel Paris and Elin Johansson. Moderator: Assia Dahir.
In the sumptuously illustrated book Dragons, Johan Egerkrans takes us on an in-depth journey from west to east in search of one of mythology’s most exciting creatures. Why is mythology so enticing, and where does he find his inspiration?
The three authors Jenny Jägerfeld, Bengt Ohlsson and Ulrika Lidbo are not afraid to be deeply serious in their realistic stories for middle-grade readers. Moderator: Ebba Kleberg von Sydow, journalist.
Do children have a natural sense of justice and democracy? What happens in that case when we get older? A conversation between the authors Pija Lindenbaum, Maria Jönsson and Henry Ascher. Moderator: Erik Titusson.
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