September 8, 2023 by Betsy Bird
“You have a family, friends, a home. You go to school, and like all children, you like to play. One day, a threat appears and changes everything.”
December 13, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, we celebrate books from places all over the world. Too often they cannot win major children's book awards in the States. Even so, check out these remarkable stories. The kinds that are so good, you won't want them to escape your notice.
March 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What nation isn't picky about translations? What words are the hardest to translate? What's the best personality trait in a translator? Learn a lot with this panel on comics and interpretations across borders.
March 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Here's a unique opportunity to gain insights into some parts of the African publishing market. This panel speaks to the vast importance of audio books to primarily oral languages, the irony of colonialism's ubiquitous Bibles, and much more.
September 17, 2020 by Betsy Bird
I Wish isn’t going to sit quietly in a category. It’s the kind of book that would rather wander off and make up its own categories, expecting you to follow dutifully behind. And you will, because it is strange and wonderful and ultimately very very memorable. Can many other books out there say half as much?
December 13, 2019 by Betsy Bird
So. Many. Translations!!! Here is a list of those titles I saw this year that I just thought were super. You probably won't see most of them winning the major awards. You probably won't even see most of them on the end of the year "Best of" lists. Even so, they're stellar and they deserve our love.
May 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
If you wanted more translated children's books here in America, what kinds of concrete proposals would you give to publishers, translators, and non-profits?
December 12, 2018 by Betsy Bird
They come and they go into our bookstores and libraries and out again without a whisper of awards or significant praise. Yet the true mark of whether or not you are opening up your child to the world is to show them books made internationally. Today we celebrate translations. Even the weird ones. I take that back. ESPECIALLY the weird ones!
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