September is World Kid Lit Month – Submissions now open

World Kid Lit is now accepting proposals for World Kid Lit Month and we want to hear from you.

With international travel continuing to be curtailed by the global pandemic, World Kid Lit Month is the perfect time for young readers to travel the world through books.

Are you an educator or librarian working with books in translation? 

Do you read books in translation at home with your family?

Do you work with or read a language that is less represented in English translation?

Tell us about your experiences, focusing on any way in which children’s books/YA and translation intersect, in any of the following formats …

* short video (max 5 mins)

* a written article (max 800 words) 

* a book review (max 600 words) 

Submissions open for proposals until 30th June.
Final deadline for content: 14th August

Email us your ideas: worldkidlit@gmail.com

About World Kid Lit Month

First launched in 2016, World Kid Lit Month is a month to celebrate and promote world literature for children and teens, especially fiction and nonfiction translated into English from other languages.

With hashtag #WorldKidLitMonth on social media — Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and live Zoom events — September brings the perfect opportunity to find out about global reading for young people.

There are various ways to engage in #WorldKidLitMonth and crossovers with other campaigns:

#ReadtheWorld: Pick a destination and fly there with a book! Or perhaps set off on a tour of the globe, reading one book by an author or illustrator from each country you visit?

#DiverseBooks: Young people deserve inclusive books that reflect life’s diversity

#GlobalCitizens: As we grapple with the issues facing us as a global society, what better way to begin dialogue across nations than by reading beyond our borders?

#TranslateThis! Help us showcase forgotten gems and new books for translation

New for 2021 – Educator, librarian and bookseller resources
This year we are encouraging educators, librarians and booksellers to get more involved than ever using our pre-prepared reading lists and resources.

More ideas and resources are available on the World Kid Lit blog, making it easier than ever to pick a country and fly there with a book.