Entries by B.J. Epstein from 01/2012

Same-Sex Marriage: "Out of the Question" for Children's Literature?

| Posted 01.22.2012 | UK Universities & Education

2012 might turn out to be the year for gay marriage in the UK, the US and elsewhere. Will picture books and YA novels catch up with the times and start showing LGBTQ young people that marriage is an institution that is in fact open to them?

"You Are Worth Keeping Safe": Condoms, Teenagers and the Media

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Books

Young adult literature -- which is where adolescents might get some of their ideas about sex -- is not quite there in terms of safe sex.