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Hi all,

For anyone who missed it, the cover story in the April 2017 issue of School Library Journal features translation!

http://www.slj.com/2017/03/feature-articles/outlandish-braving-new-perspectives-through-books-in-translation/

Elizabeth Bird writes in the piece that "now more than ever it is imperative that children read books that reflect our globalized world . . . That said, translated children’s books aren’t literary spinach we should be forcing down the gullets of our youth. We’re talking about fun, fantastic, amazing, beautiful books that open eyes, hearts, and minds!"

Totally worth a read, as is a companion piece Ms. Bird posted on the SLJ blog:

http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2017/04/03/even-more-outlandish-further-thoughts-on-the-role-of-translation-and-childrens-literature/

Best,

Avery Fischer Udagawa
SCBWI International Translator Coordinator
SCBWI Japan Translator Coordinator
#1 - July 27, 2017, 06:21 AM

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Thanks, Avery!!!

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#2 - July 27, 2017, 08:30 AM

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