World Kid Lit Month

From Project World Kid Lit

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

September is World Kid Lit Month, an annual celebration of world literature for children and young adults that shines a spotlight on books that have been translated into English from other languages.

The World Kid Lit website provides a number of resources to support schools that are interested in exploring literature in translation as a way to provide a more diverse and inclusive reading experience and promote empathy and understanding:

  • Read the World booklists and book maps.
  • Lists of children’s and YA books in translation published for each year since 2017.
  • A database of children’s and YA books in translation that you can search by region, country of origin or source language.
  • Ideas on how to celebrate World Kid Lit Month.

Cost: Free.

About World Kid Lit Month: World Kid Lit Month is run by Project World Kid Lit, a global community of volunteers that aims to highlight great literature from around the world and encourage diversity in English-language publishing in order to provide children and young people with a richer representation of the multicultural and multilingual world in which we live.

Further resources:

  • Share your world reading journey with the hashtag #WorldKidLitMonth on social media.
  • Discover some of the best books available in translation for young people by exploring the winners of the ALA Mildred L. Batchelder Award and the GLLI Translated YA Book Award.
  • Outside In World is dedicated to exploring, promoting and celebrating children’s books from around the world in translation to English. The team posts regular reviews of books in translation and you can search for books from different countries using their Book Finder.

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World Kid Lit Month