The #WorldKidLit campaign and World Kid Lit month (September) are focused on bringing translated children’s books and a discussion of world literature to kids, parents, educators, librarians, translators, critics, publishers, and anyone who cares about good books for the not-yet-adult set.
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).
On Facebook, we have a discussion group focused on world kid lit news and plans for September, World Kid Lit Month. Do join us and invite your friends and colleagues 🙂
World Kid Lit Partners and Champions
We extend a world of gratitude to fellow #worldkidlit aficionados, who are all worth following on Twitter and elsewhere:
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
A group of librarians, translators, publishers, and literature advocates whose goal is to raise the visibility of international literature in libraries. GLLI’s blog features reviews of children’s books in translation every Wednesday, on #WorldKidLit Wednesday.
Please note the new Twitter handle: @GlobalLitin
Planet Picture Book
Outside in World
(Until we came on the scene in 2016) the only UK organisation dedicated to promoting, celebrating and exploring books from around the world, especially children’s books in translation. Website and Twitter @OutsideInWorld
Chinese Books for Young Readers