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ERIC Number: EJ927212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Here, There, and Everywhere: The United States Board on Books for Young People Cites 40 International Books for Its 2011 Honor List
Poe, Elizabeth
School Library Journal, v57 n2 p42-46 Feb 2011
Literary journeys expand readers' intellectual and emotional worlds, helping them gain understanding of global situations and insight into the human condition. The "here" they know becomes broader through outstanding international literature. When choosing books for the 2011 United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books honor list, the committee was charged with selecting books of high literary and artistic merit. The committee was also charged to look for books that introduce American readers to outstanding artists and writers from other countries, help American children see the world from other points of view, provide a perspective or address a topic otherwise missing from children's literature in the U.S., exhibit a distinct cultural flavor, and are accessible to American readers. This article presents a list of 40 most outstanding international books for children and teens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States