#WorldKidLitWednesday: My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder is a charming, whimsical graphic novel for readers ages 7-11. Illustrated with beautiful watercolors, the book consists of four heartwarming tales about a young disabled girl named Yu’er and her beloved, quirky grandfather by renowned Chinese author-illustrator, Nie Jun. My Beijing introduces English readers to Nie’s East-meets-West art and … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

‘The external world doesn’t know how rich Nepali literature is’: An interview with author Dr. Sangita Swechcha

November is the Nepali literature month at the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. Guest Editor Dr. Sangita Swechcha will be coordinating blog posts on Nepal and the Nepali literary landscape this month. Today, we are posting a recent interview with Dr. Sangita Swechcha by Ms. Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman of Global Voices, a multi-lingual media community. … Continue reading ‘The external world doesn’t know how rich Nepali literature is’: An interview with author Dr. Sangita Swechcha

The Singapore Red Dot Awards — an annual exercise in curating a basket of recent books for children in international schools

Collections of global literature for young people can be found all over Singapore — in the libraries of the 50+ international schools that serve the expatriate population of the city-state. Singapore is a privileged “bubble” in Southeast Asia in so many ways (economically, culturally, educationally, etc.) — and international schools are a bubble within that … Continue reading The Singapore Red Dot Awards — an annual exercise in curating a basket of recent books for children in international schools

Five Picture Books That Surprise and Delight

As I was editing yesterday’s post on Feather, I started to think about picture books I have recently read that have held surprises, either in their format or artwork – or both. At its simplest, the surprise can be the way a book opens: Horizontally or vertically? A magnificent example is A Lion in Paris … Continue reading Five Picture Books That Surprise and Delight

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

How sweet is a picture book where the villain gets foiled *and* gets mooncakes? Happy Mid-Autumn Festival is that book. Ssshhh, don’t spoil the ending like I just did. To savor thoroughly, read aloud with a toddler-through-early elementary student who, at first glance, sees nothing more than a book about a holiday. Ho-hum. Your young … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Publisher Spotlight: Pushkin Press

Thanks for swinging by the Publisher Spotlight! Today we’ll be hearing from Adam Freudenheim, the Publisher and Managing Director of Pushkin Press, headquartered in the grand old city of London. We asked him a few questions regarding Pushkin, which he was kind enough to share his insight on. Our questions are in italics, while his … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Pushkin Press

What have I learned after a month with older women?

So that was August and this is my final post on the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative blog. I was invited by Karen Van Drie to explore older women in fiction around the world. I have published 25 posts altogether (including this one). Three were written by guests, and many of the book reviews were … Continue reading What have I learned after a month with older women?

Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

One of the things I like about blogging is the potential for interaction offered through the internet. My guest on today’s blog post responded to my plea for contributions and suggestions especially from the Far East about older women in fiction. Barbara Witt offers us a preview of a post she will put on her … Continue reading Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin