International YALit Month: I Remember Abbu

I Remember Abbu by Humayun Azad, translated by Arunava Sinha, interior illustrations by Sabyasachi Mistry I Remember Abbu by Bangladeshi writer Humayun Azad is a short novel about a loving father-daughter relationship, but also a book about loss and memory. The narrator, a girl or young adult woman remembers her early childhood, and especially her … Continue reading International YALit Month: I Remember Abbu

IntlYALitMonth: Who can resist authors enthusiastic about their GLLI Translated YA Book Prizes?

On April 14, 2021, 2020 GLLI #TranslatedYA Book Prize Chair Annette Y. Goldsmith and 2021 Prize Chair David Jacobson hosted an online presentation as part of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi. The presentation included video reviews of select titles by committee members, as well as long-form interviews with the … Continue reading IntlYALitMonth: Who can resist authors enthusiastic about their GLLI Translated YA Book Prizes?

Translator Larissa Helena in conversation with Lawrence Schimel

Here The Whole Time and Where We Go From Here are two queer YA novels in translation from Brazilian Portuguese published by Scholastic this year. In a Brazilian LGBT sweep, both titles won the #2021GLLITranslatedYALitBookPrize this week. Translator and World Kid Lit co-founder Lawrence Schimel spoke to their translator Larissa Helena about the books last September. Indeed, Lawrence … Continue reading Translator Larissa Helena in conversation with Lawrence Schimel

Celebrating the 2021 GLLI Translated Young Adult Literature Book Prize Winners, Honor Books, & Shortlist Titles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oKaE-_nKbc Sharing the joy! Here's a recording of our Global Literature in Libraries Initiative announcement on #InternationalChildrensBookDay of our third year of #GLLITranslatedYALitBookPrizeWinners, done in celebration with Rutgers Library. Rutgers is creating an International Youth Collection of titles, including all of our GLLI award winners. Already the Rutgers IYCLibGuide on International Youth Literature is a … Continue reading Celebrating the 2021 GLLI Translated Young Adult Literature Book Prize Winners, Honor Books, & Shortlist Titles

2021 Translated YA Lit Book Prize

April 2, 2021 Brazilian Novels of Gay Life Sweep 2021 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Submissions Rise Dramatically, Suggesting Growing Interest in Translations for Teens SEATTLE – Two titles celebrating contemporary gay life in Brazil – Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins and Where We Go from Here by Lucas Rocha (both translated from the Portuguese by Larissa … Continue reading 2021 Translated YA Lit Book Prize

#Black Is Beautiful: Past and Present

Black Is Beautiful In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Barbadian-heritage Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This monograph―the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career―tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist … Continue reading #Black Is Beautiful: Past and Present

#BlackIsBeautiful: Sapeurs, Sapeuses, and Dandies

Sapeurs: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo British photographer Tariq Zaidi presents a fashion subculture of Kinshasa & Brazzaville: La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes ("Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People"). Its followers are known as »Sapeurs« (»Sapeuses« for women). Most have ordinary day jobs as taxi-drivers, tailors and gardeners, but as soon as … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful: Sapeurs, Sapeuses, and Dandies

#BlackIsBeautiful: A Story About Afiya

A Story About Afiya “A Story About Afiya,” by Jamaican poet James Berry, is a story about a beautiful, little Black girl named Afiya (which means ‘health' in Swahili). Her dress collects memorabilia from the day.  As she dances and moves around the island her dress has the day’s adventure printed on it but by the … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful: A Story About Afiya

Reflecting on 2020 at GLLI

We came across so many riveting reads here at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative during 2020, we hope people spending more time at home enabled more of these great books to be discovered. It was a joy to share them! Committee chair Dr. Annette Y. Goldsmith led our ace jury of experts in choosing our … Continue reading Reflecting on 2020 at GLLI

Eclipses and Breaks of Light (Arturo Desimone)

A translation of Eclipses y Fulgores, an interview of Argentinean surrealist Olga Orozco, with new preface. Born to the Pampas in 1920, Olga Orozco spent her adolescence in the coastal city of Bahía Blanca in Argentina, and made her artistic debut in the so-called “Generation of the 1940s” alongside authors like Enrique Molina and Edgar … Continue reading Eclipses and Breaks of Light (Arturo Desimone)