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ERIC Number: EJ832252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
World Class: USBBY's Outstanding International Books for Young People
Angus, Carolyn
School Library Journal, v55 n2 p36-39 Feb 2009
Some of the world's best children's book artists got together to help Amnesty International celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 60th anniversary in "We Are All Born Free," one of the 42 titles recommended by the fourth annual United States Board on Books for Young People's (USBBY) Outstanding International Books committee. This article presents other titles which offer young people the best of children's literature from faraway places--books that introduce them to outstanding authors and illustrators from other countries, help them see the world from other points of view, and provide another perspective or address a topic that may be missing from children's books in the United States. Although English-language books from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom still represent the majority of titles on the 2009 USBBY Outstanding International Books list, this year's selections include volumes from South Korea, India, Japan, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Australia; Brazil; Canada; Germany; India; Japan; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; South Korea; Sweden; United Kingdom