Useful links

Initiatives promoting global literature for young people

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

A division of ALA, ALSC’s members engage communities & advocate for better library service to children. ALSC awards the annual Batchelder Award to a US publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year. Website | Twitter

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

Hans Christian Andersen Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books. Awarded every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are presented to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children’s literature.

INCLUSIVE MINDS

A collective for people who are passionate about inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility in children’s literature, and are committed to changing the face of children’s books. Founded by Beth Cox and Alexandra Stick, and directed by Jessi Parrott, Az Dassu and Heather Lacey Website | Twitter

IBBY (INTERNATIONAL BOARD ON BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE)

a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. Bookbird is IBBY’s Journal of International Children’s Literature

LITERATURE ACROSS FRONTIERS

Literature Across Frontiers (LAF) – European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate aims to develop intercultural dialogue through literature and translation and highlight less translated literatures. LAF’s director Alexandra Büchler is also a co-founder of Project World Kid Lit. Website | Twitter

OUTSIDE IN WORLD

UK registered charity dedicated to promoting, celebrating and exploring books from around the world, especially children’s books in translation. Website | Twitter

PLANET PICTURE BOOK

Writer, translator and mum, on an adventure to research, read and review picture books from every country in the world. Website | Twitter

SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: The international professional organisation for writers and illustrators (and translators) of children’s lit since 1971 Translation @ Words and Pictures, the SCBWI British Isles online magazine: Julie Sullivan’s series of interview with translators of children’s books Website | Twitter

TRIP FICTION

Making it easy to match books with location. Book reviews of novels and non-fiction books set in over 1980+ places, including children’s books and YA. Website | Twitter

WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS

A non-profit, grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. Website | Twitter

Children’s literature in English translation

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