The Book Tasting – trends in Swedish Children’s and YA books 2019
“This year’s report includes examinations of climate and environmental issues in children’s literature, audiobooks, and fantasy. Other prominent themes in the children’s books of 2019 are depictions of sex and sexual assault, the naked body, collectivism, and horror.”
Each year the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books issues a report on the books published for children and young adults in Sweden in the previous year. The report investigates a wide variety of elements in these books. In this webinar, Sofia Gydemo and Kajsa Bäckius present the findings from their research on the books published in 2019. A written report translated into English is available on the website of the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books.
Produced by Kulturrådet, The Swedish Arts Council