It’s been a phenomenally busy #WorldKidLitMonth, but there’s still plenty more to come in the next 10 days.
This week, Alexandra Büchler interviews Clare Azzopardi about Maltese literature for young people, Johanna McCalmont tells us about Dutch YA Book Week, Mohini Gupta explores South Asian kid lit initiatives, and Lawrence Schimel interviews the translator of two queer Brazilian YA novels. We have reviews of books in translation from Yiddish and Japanese, and a spotlight on publishers of translated children’s books Green Bean Books and Little Gestalten.
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In case you missed it
You can catch up on last week’s posts here on World Kid Lit blog:
- Book Review: Two books about children fleeing the Spanish Civil War
- Book Review: 1,001 Creatures by Aino Järvinen and Laura Merz, translated by Emily Jeremiah
- Building Bridges: Language and Cultural Exchange in Children’s Publishing from Wales
- Arctis Books Editor Alison Weiss in conversation with Lawrence Schimel
- Singapore’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content goes fully digital with a programme of events on 3rd and 4th October 2020
- Publisher spotlight: global picture book champion Patricia Aldana
There’s been a real buzz around #WorldKidLitMonth this year with growing media interest. In particular we’d recommend these articles and interviews:
- World Kid Lit Month Kicks Off with Virtual Celebration by Pamela Brill (Publishers Weekly)
- Building Bridges: The Art of Children’s Book Translation, by Emma Kantor (Publishers Weekly)
- ‘Why I Love Kids’ Books in Translation’ By Rivka Galchen (Publishers Weekly)
- Shining a Light on Children’s Books in Translation: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp on World Kid Lit Month (Words Without Borders Dispatches)
- 6 Quick Ways to Get Started with Global Children’s Literature (Words Without Borders Campus)
- World Kid Lit Month: 3 book reviews by Ann Morgan (A Year of Reading the World)
- TRANSLATION: World Kid Lit Month by Julie Sullivan (Words & Pics, the online journal of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
- Translators Aloud: various translators read from their published work, featuring several children’s and YA books this month (Translators Aloud @ YouTube)
You can still watch our first World Kid Lit LIVE! panel event over on our Facebook page:
We’d love to hear what you’re reading this September. Join in the discussions on social media, share a #shelfie of the international children’s books on your bookshelves, and if you have time share a book review as part of the #WorldKidLit Month Challenge!