#INTLYALITMONTH: The Things She’s Seen

Written by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina ISBN: 978-1-9848-9 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers The Things She’s Seen is a groundbreaking ghost story written by the brother and sister duo of  Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. This is a magnificently written novel, that also brings to light Australia’s Aboriginal heritage and its people, who are underrepresented voices in … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: The Things She’s Seen

#INTLYALITMONTH: Juliet Respira Profundo

Juliet Respira Profundo Written By Gabby Rivera, Translated by Eva Ibarzabal ISBN: 978059329013 Juliet Respira Profundo is the Spanish translation of Juliet Takes A Breathe, written by Bronx-born Puerto Rican author  Gabby Rivera, and translated by Eva Ibarzabal. Juliet Milagros Palante is a proud, brown and queer Bronx girl heading to Portland, Oregon.  Juliet never imagined … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: Juliet Respira Profundo

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: When You Ask Me Where I’m Going

When You Ask  Me Where I’m Going, is the type of book that gives us windows and mirrors into the life of a young Sikh woman which is not represented as often in Young Adult literature. This is  a thought-provoking debut novel by Canadian author, Jasmin Kaur. This is the story of Kiran, a young immigrant … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: When You Ask Me Where I’m Going

#IntYALitMonth: Girlhood: Teens Around The World In Their Own Voices

Title: Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices Author: Masuma Ahuja  Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers, 2021 ISBN-10:  1643750119 ISBN-13:  9781643750118 “There are more than a billion girls in the world, each with her own voice and her own story, and this is not an atlas of girlhood, after all-but I hope it is … Continue reading #IntYALitMonth: Girlhood: Teens Around The World In Their Own Voices

Welcome, to International Young Adult Literature month at GLLI!

Hello, my name is Elisa Anais Garcia. I am a Supervising Librarian of Teen Services at the New York Public Library. I’m truly honored to be the guest editor of the first Translated Young Adult Literature Month of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative blog! Our mission for the month of May is to highlight and … Continue reading Welcome, to International Young Adult Literature month at GLLI!

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

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Trees for the Absentees

Being a teenager is hard enough as it is. Layer in the loss of a beloved grandparent, gossiping relatives, a father who is a political prisoner, and the trauma of centuries of military occupation, and perhaps the only way to make sense of everything is to resort to the fantastical. Trees for the Absentees is … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Trees for the Absentees

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Wonderful Feels Like This

Writing fiction about music can be tricky. Music is sound in time; it speaks to our brains at a pre-verbal level. As a result, using words to describe music can be hard and the literature is littered with near-misses. So it’s a great pleasure as a musician to read a well-written novel centered around music … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Wonderful Feels Like This