Who we are

The #WorldKidLit hashtag and World Kid Lit month (September) are focused on highlighting books for children and young adults from other countries to readers, parents, educators, librarians, translators, critics, publishers, and anyone who cares about good books for the not-yet-adult set.

We would like to see more diversity in English-language publishing to give a fairer representation of the multicultural and multilingual world we lived in, and we want to make it easier for readers to find books which give a glimpse of cultures and countries beyond our own, whether in translation from other languages or originally published in English elsewhere.

Team WKL

The #WorldKidLit initiative was co-launched in September 2016 by Alexandra Büchler (Literature Across Frontiers)M. Lynx Qualey (ArabLit), and Lawrence Schimel (author, translator, and publisher at Midsummer Night’s Press).

The blog and resources are edited by M. Lynx Qualey, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp and Claire Storey.

Find us on Twitter @worldkidlit, where tweets are by M. Lynx Qualey, Helen Wang, Claire Storey and Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp. We use #worldkidlit all year round and #worldkidlitmonth throughout September.

On Facebook, we have a World Kid Lit discussion group. Do join us and invite your friends and colleagues: anyone who would like to hear about and get involved with World Kid Lit month in September.

Write for us

Please email us if you would like to write for the blog: it could be a one-off review or feature on an author or a book you would recommend for translation, or you could be a regular correspondent on the children’s literature of the part of the world you know and love.

If you’d like to contribute or send in ideas, please email worldkidlit@gmail.com