#WorldKidLit Wednesday: My Uncle is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío

I've said it before, and I will say it again: picture books are for everyone. Through relatively simple premises, picture books can shed light on deep truths, or serve as the starting point for nuanced conversations on complex topics. My Uncle is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío is a very simple book that addresses the … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: My Uncle is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío

Simbi: the free eBook platform for world literature for kids

by Barb Reid, Primary School Teacher-Librarian, United World College of Southeast Asia - East Campus, Singapore Simbi and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) At the May 2022 Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) in Singapore, there was a panel with publishers from different countries discussing how they supported the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), … Continue reading Simbi: the free eBook platform for world literature for kids

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Women Discoverers: Top Women in Science

“While countless women throughout history have made enormous contributions to the fields of science and technology, many of them, unfortunately, are not synonymous with the words “discovery” and “invention” in the minds of the general public.”Marie-Sophie Pawlak (President of "Elles bougent," the French society for the promotion of women in science) So reads the foreword … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Women Discoverers: Top Women in Science

The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Here is the first book in the August series of Women in Fiction around the world on this blog. I began exploring this theme six years ago. I challenged my blog readers to find me some examples of strongly drawn older female characters. This was the first response Hagar Shipley, from The Stone Angel by Canadian … Continue reading The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence