Rubinaitis has been updated with this 101st issue: the volume and format of the magazine now are larger, the cover has changed, and work was undertaken by an updated editorial board. The new Editor-in-Chief Džiuljeta Maskuliūnienė tells about this in the leading article: “Rubinaitis continues to sail across the ocean of children’s books”. This year’s traditional address to world readers, created by renowned Tlicho writer Richard Van Camp and affectionately illustrated by acclaimed Cree-Metis artist Julie Flett (both authors are Canadian) as well as their verbal and visual texts, perfectly convey the power of children’s books to expand their horizons. Three reviews of Lithuanian children’s literature of the year 2021 are published: Asta Skujytė-Razmienė discusses the realistic prose of Lithuanian children, Asta Plechavičiūtė – literary fairytales, Antanas Šimkus – poetry. The article by American scholar Kathy G. Short “Children’s Agency for Taking Action” is presented. The article analyses how children’s and youth literature can serve social change in society and children’s agency. In the rubric “The Readings of my Childhood”, journalist Alma Valantinienė speaks to a famous Lithuanian popular music producer, singer Andrius Mamontovas. The rubric “Let’s Read Mom and Dad!” publishes new fairy-tales by Vytautas Račickas and Nijolė Kepenienė. In two new rubrics of the magazine – “Photos Tell” and “Retro” – an old, archival photo is published (“A Lithuanian Girl on a Haystack… Vytautas Račickas’ New Year’s Mask”, 1969) as well as the publication of the old periodicals (publication of the 1929 magazine Saulutė aimed at promoting science and education, presents the poem of Adomas Jakštas and the artwork of similar theme by Sofia Romer) is actualized. These rubrics have been prepared by Daiva Irena Šarkanauskaitė and Reda Tamulienė. The publication “Let’s Know Ukrainian Children’s Literature” presents a list of Ukrainian children’s literature translated into Lithuanian, thus expressing solidarity with Ukrainians and responding to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The bibliography was prepared by specialists of the Department of Children’s and Youth Literature of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The submission guidelines of scientific articles for publishing in the magazine Rubinaitis (scientific publications about children’s and youth literature – a new turning point of the magazine) are provided. The magazine ends with the news of the chronicle, prepared by Roma Kišūnaitė. On the back cover of the magazine, we have started to publish an educational series “The Authors and the Characters of Children’s Literature in Artworks”. In this issue, the photos of sculptures based on the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale “Bremen Musicians”, located in Bremen, Riga and the town of Viduklė in the Raseiniai district, are published, and brief information is provided. This page has been prepared by Džiuljeta Maskuliūnienė and Lina Eitmantytė-Valužienė.
Žurnalas „Rubinaitis“, 2022 Nr. 1 (101)