#INTLYALITMONTH: That’s a wrap!

I cannot believe we have arrived at the end of the first ever International Young Adult Month! It’s been truly an honor to be the first guest editor of #IntlYALitMonth by the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.

It’s been an eye-opening experience for me as I have learned so much about international translated Young Adult Literature and how much is out there that I was not aware of. While I am an advocate and strongly committed to having diverse collections, while guest editing this blog, I realized that I still have so much to learn and discover about translated Young Adult literature.

This experience is a call to action to librarians and libraries to advocate for translated Young Adult Literature and become advocates by adding these books to our collections and creating visibility for these titles by encouraging teens to read these global titles. Librarians are perfectly positioned to help create an inclusive, culturally-diverse, aware society.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my friends and colleagues Hannah Spratt, Stacey Shapiro, Tegan Beese for your contributions. I am grateful for your thoughtfulness, dedication and commitment to  building diverse library collections. 

Lastly, thank you to the Global Literature In Libraries Initiative for giving me the opportunity to curate this collection. This has been a rewarding experience and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. I am sure there are many books and parts of the world that I missed, but I promise you this is only the beginning!

Lastly, to readers, please support the amazing work and mission of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. Three easy ways are to recommend following the work of GLLI to your friends, read the titles selected for the GLLI Translated YALit Book Prize and those featured this month, plus purchase your books through the GLLI Bookshop here.

Let’s stay connected! 

At hashtag #IntLitYAMonth you will find all of the posts featured throughout the month:

May 3: Welcome, To International Young Adult  LITERATURE MONTH AT GLLI!

May 3: INTLYALITMONTH: WHO CAN RESIST AUTHORS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THEIR GLLI TRANSLATED YA BOOK PRIZES?

May 4: #INTYALITMONTH: GIRLHOOD: TEENS AROUND THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN VOICES

May 7: #INTLYALITMONTH: WHEN YOU ASK ME WHERE I’M GOING

May 8: INTERNATIONAL YALIT MONTH: I REMEMBER ABBU

May 9: #INTLYALITMONTH: JULIET RESPIRA PROFUNDO

May 10: #INTLYALITMONTH: THE THINGS SHE’S SEEN

May 13: #INTLYALITMONTH: THE COURAGE OF ELFINA

May 14: #INTLYALITMONTH: THE BEAST OF KUKUYO

May 15: #INTLYALITMONTH SHURI #1: THE SEARCH FOR THE BLACK PANTHER

May 17: #INTLYALITMONTH: ABIGAIL

May 18: #INTLYALITMONTH: NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

May 20: #INTLYALITMONTH: A CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS

May 21: #INTLYALITMONTH: IT’S TREVOR NOAH: BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG READERS)

May 23: #INTLYALITMONTH: I AM MALALA: HOW ONE GIRL STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND CHANGED THE WORLD (YOUNG READERS EDITION)

May 24: #INTLYALITMONTH: WE’LL SOON BE HOME AGAIN

May 28: #INTLYALITMONTH: NOUGHTS & CROSSES

May 29: #INTLYALITMONTH: AYA LIFE IN YOP CITY

May 30: #INTLYALITMONTH: FURIA

Elisa A. Garcia

Elisa A. Garcia is a Supervising Librarian of Teen Services at the New York Public Library. She is motivated to foster a love of reading in reluctant teen readers and therefore strives to introduce them to a diverse world and experiences through books. Mentoring new librarians, Elisa has savored the opportunity to broaden her scope in promoting diversity in librarianship by building on her love to help our communities and instilling in others the passion she has for libraries and readers as a whole.

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