#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 … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: That’s a wrap!

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African? They went on to populate the whole planet. So we are all from Africa, originally! Did you know that Africa is gigantic? It is as big as Europe, the USA, Mexico, India and Japan all put together! Did you know that … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

#INTLYALITMONTH: We’ll Soon Be Home Again

Written By: Jessica Bab Bonde, Illustrated by: Peter Bergting Translation: Jessica Bab Bonde & Sunshine Barbito Lettering: Kathryn Renta ISBN: 978-1-50671-549-0 Publisher: Originally published in Sweden by Natur & Kultur, 2018, published in English by Dark Horse Books, 2020. Buy it here. We’ll Soon Be Home Again, is a graphic novel #ownvoices collection of stories … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: We’ll Soon Be Home Again

#INTLYALITMONTH: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

I Am Malala: Young Reader's Edition Written by Malala Yousafzai, with Patricia McCormick Published by: Little Brown Books For Young Readers ISBN: 9780316327916 Malala Yousafzai is a household name nowadays, more commonly known by her first name like Cher or any number of pop stars. But Malala started out as just a normal girl in … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

#INTLYALITMONTH: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

Written by: Greta Thunberg ISBN: 978-0-593-29497-0 Publisher: Penguin Random House Buy it here It’s August 2018, and 15-year-old Greta Thunberg from Stockholm Sweden decided it was time to make a call of action about climate change and its effects in the world and our daily lives. Greta began her school strike outside the Swedish Parliament … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

March 2021: International School Teacher-Librarians and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This month the GLLI blog will feature book recommendations and reflections on practice and curriculum connections related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs, as they are commonly referred to), written by various international school librarian friends, whose brains I have picked and arms I have twisted. The UN 2030 Agenda (17 goals … Continue reading March 2021: International School Teacher-Librarians and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

#BlackIsBeautiful Celebrating the Physical Beauty of Black People

African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album African American Faces of the Civi War: An Album by Ronald S. Codington Published by John Hopkins University Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1421406251 Fighting for Freedom: photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture This is a fascinating and informative photo collection of seldom-seen … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful Celebrating the Physical Beauty of Black People

#BlackIsBeautiful: African Americans Living Abroad

By Deborah M. Robinson, MBA, PhD The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels.  What about literature by and about African Americans who live/lived around the world?  This body of literature and the stories of the people it … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful: African Americans Living Abroad

#BlackIsBeautiful: Iman The Beauty of Color

The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color by Iman ISBN-10 : 0399532846ISBN-13 : 978-0399532849Published by Putnam Adult Iman The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color outlines a program of skin care and makeup for women of color, drawing on the author's experience as a supermodel and founder … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful: Iman The Beauty of Color

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest is a fascinating, informative, nonfiction book about the wonderful ecology of forests. Written by forester and global advocate Peter Wohlleben, it’s full of appealing color illustrations, quizzes, sidebars, and activities. All laid out in two-page spreads perfectly geared to readers age 8-12, … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest