A Look Back: 2020’s #WorldKidLitMonth

Today at 4 p.m. BST, we will host our final #WorldKidLit LIVE event, titled: “Why Translate KidLit?: A Talk with Translators Around the World“:

If you miss it, the hour-long event will appear next week at our YouTube channel. Don’t miss our September roundup of what’s been happening this month around the web with literature for young readers in translation. And, on this last day of September, we’ve also brought together our coverage of this year’s #WorldKidLit Month, September 2020.

We hope you’ve enjoyed it.

September 1: Welcome to #WorldKidLitMonth

September 2: Shadow Heroes – Bringing Translation into the Classroom

September 2: #WorldKidLitLIVE Presents “Making Kidlit Travel: How Translations Happen”

September 3: Fighting the Good Fight – Social Justice in (Translated) Children’s Books and Graphic Novels

September 4: A Closer Look at the 2020 Global Literature in Libraries Initiative Translated Young Adult Book Prize Winners – Part One: Maresi Red Mantle by Finland’s Maria Turtschaninoff, translated from Swedish by A. A. Prime (Pushkin Press/Abrams Books)

September 5: A Closer Look at the GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Winners – Part Two: The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano (Pushkin Press/Henry Holt & Co.)

September 6: Sunday Spotlight on Authors Writing in Languages Spoken by Few: Interview with Welsh Author Caryl Lewis

September 7: Interview with translator Elisabeth Lauffer about My Favorite Things

September 8: Julia Sherwood introduces a Slovak kidlit sensation.

September 9: Johanna McCalmont reviews the Afro YA Fiction Project Water Birds on the Lakeshore

September 10: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp talks to Tina Hartas from TripFiction about travelling the world in books

September 11: Publisher and translator Christopher Franceschelli discusses two new illustrated non-fiction books form the Ukraine

September 12: The Fabulous Lost and Found: an interactive bilingual storybook in 25+ languages

September 13: Sunday Spotlight with Harkaitz Cano

September 14: Publisher spotlight: global picture book champion Patricia Aldana

September 15: Singapore’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content goes fully digital with a programme of events on 3rd and 4th October 2020

September 16: Arctis Books Editor Alison Weiss in conversation with Lawrence Schimel

September 17: Building Bridges: Language and Cultural Exchange in Children’s Publishing from Wales

September 18: Book Review: 1,001 Creatures by Aino Järvinen and Laura Merz, translated by Emily Jeremiah

September 19: Book Review: Two books about children fleeing the Spanish Civil War

September 20: Coming up in week 4 of #WorldKidLitMonth!

September 21: Locked Down in South Asia: Kid Lit Goes Online

September 22: Dutch YA Lit Week: 18 – 27 September 2020

September 23: Green Bean Books – A recent newcomer specialising in Jewish children’s books

September 24: Translator Larissa Helena in conversation with Lawrence Schimel

September 25: Interview with Maria-Elisabeth Niebius from Little Gestalten

September 26: Paula Holmes’ WorldKidLitMonth Highlights

September 27: Children’s and YA books in translation from Arabic

September 28: September Web Round-up: literature for young people in translation around the internet

September 29: New releases in translation: October 2020

Also, you don’t have to trust us; these people also enjoyed #WorldKidLitMonth: