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Frost may be on the ground, but planning for spring library programs is well underway! Now is the perfect time to add a program celebrating international children’s books to your April selection of programs and lesson plans for children.

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Discussion Welcome!

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 01:26 pm

Please feel free to join this community of people interested in promoting international understanding and good will through books and literacy services to children and teenagers. Check out the website for usbby.org for more information about our organization. You are invited to post information from  other institutions and organizations that have similar goals and ideals.

Doris Gebel

Discussion The 2017 Outstanding International Books List

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 06:26 am

The Outstanding International Books 2017 List is posted on the USBBY website. Links to the bookmark, powerpoint, google map, and SLJ article are available.

Discussion 2017 Global Literature in Libraries Hispanic Heritage Month Book List

by Rachel Hildebrandt on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Want to see GLLI's 2017 country-by-country Hispanic Heritage Month book list for adults, teens and children? You can now find it on our Resources page. https://glli-us.org/resources/

Discussion Carmen Agra Deedy at ALA Midwinter

by Doris Gebel on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 06:36 am

“The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet”  Friday, January 20th 2017. 8-9:30pm. Atlanta, GA; Room: Georgia World Congress Center, A302

From fables to folktales to farmland, we all know that roosters crow at dawn. They also sing in the afternoon, the evening, and in the middle of the night. In short, roosters crow when they wish, and that is all there is to that.

“The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet”  Friday, January 20th 2017. 8-9:30pm. Atlanta, GA; Room: Georgia World Congress Center, A302

From fables to folktales to farmland, we all know that roosters crow at dawn. They also sing in the afternoon, the evening, and in the middle of the night. In short, roosters crow when they wish, and that is all there is to that.

Much like those noisy roosters, a human child is born with a voice that is strong and true and often irrepressible. Then, for better or worse, by the time most of us reach adulthood we learn to silence that pure, joyful voice––but is it lost forever?

Join storied New York Times Best-selling author, Carmen Agra Deedy, as she presents a spirited defense of free speech and reads from her new book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet, illustrated by Newbery Honor Award-Winner Eugene Yelchin, published by Scholastic Press.

The 2017 Outstanding International Books list will also be announced at this meeting.

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Discussion We will meet English author Frances Hardinge at ALA Annual!

by Doris Gebel on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 06:38 am

You won't want to miss a chance to hear English author Frances Hardinge, whose novel The Lie Tree won the Costa Book of the Year and  the fiction category of the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award when USBBY welcomes her to the ALA Annual Conference session on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W102B

Check out her amazing Library of award winning books on her website

You won't want to miss a chance to hear English author Frances Hardinge, whose novel The Lie Tree won the Costa Book of the Year and  the fiction category of the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award when USBBY welcomes her to the ALA Annual Conference session on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W102B

Check out her amazing Library of award winning books on her website

http://www.franceshardinge.com/library/library.html

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Event The Threads That Hold a Spine

by Doris Gebel on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 05:49 am

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Orange County Convention Center, W102B
Orange County Convention Center, W102B
Orange County Convention Center, W102B

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Orange County Convention Center, W102B
Orange County Convention Center, W102B
Orange County Convention Center, W102B

Terry Farish writes books about new Americans who've come to the U.S. as refugees. In her talk "Threads That Hold a Spine" she weaves a story about listening closely to refugee families, their reading of picture books in their new language, English, and her discoveries of family, identity, and magic through creating Viola in The Good Braider, Joseph in Joseph's Big Ride, and Sophea, a Cambodian-American girl in Either the Beginning or the End of the World. As Sophea says, threads hold the spine of a book together, and stories told are the threads that hold her.

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Discussion Terry Farish at ALA Annual

by Doris Gebel on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 05:36 am

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Terry Farish writes books about new Americans who've come to the U.S. as refugees. In her talk "Threads That Hold a Spine" she weaves a story about listening closely to refugee families, their reading of picture books in their new language, English, and her discoveries of family, identity, and magic through creating Viola in The Good Braider, Joseph in Joseph's Big Ride, and Sophea, a Cambodian-American girl in Either the Beginning or the End of the World. As Sophea says, threads hold the spine of a book together, and stories told are the threads that hold her.

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Discussion Using Global LIterature: A Conversation Starter at Annual

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 05:27 am

The voting is on for Conversation Starters now at this link. Go to the polls and give this program a thumbs up, if you are interested in International Literature.

http://connect.ala.org/alaac16csvoting?page=0%2C0%2C4

The voting is on for Conversation Starters now at this link. Go to the polls and give this program a thumbs up, if you are interested in International Literature.

http://connect.ala.org/alaac16csvoting?page=0%2C0%2C4

Other People’s Voices: Using Global Literature in Translation to Reimagine Diversity in Libraries new

by Alee Navarro (staff) on

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Event USBBY at Midwinter

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 03:00 pm

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) will make its announcement of the 2016 Outstanding International Books, representing the best of international children's literature, at ALA Midwinter. 
 

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) will make its announcement of the 2016 Outstanding International Books, representing the best of international children's literature, at ALA Midwinter. 
 

Following the 2016 Outstanding International Books announcement, author Ruta Sepetys will be speaking about her forthcoming book, Salt to the Sea, set in 1945 as World War II is drawing to a close and inspired by the real-life events related to the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the largest shipwreck in history.

The USBBY event will take place iday evening, January 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 106.

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Discussion 2016 Outstanding International Books List announced at USBBY Midwinter Program

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 02:58 pm

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) will make its announcement of the 2016 Outstanding International Books, representing the best of international children's literature, at ALA Midwinter. 
 

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) will make its announcement of the 2016 Outstanding International Books, representing the best of international children's literature, at ALA Midwinter. 
 

Following the 2016 Outstanding International Books announcement, author Ruta Sepetys will be speaking about her forthcoming book, Salt to the Sea, set in 1945 as World War II is drawing to a close and inspired by the real-life events related to the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the largest shipwreck in history.

The USBBY event will take place iday evening, January 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 106.

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The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and teenagers.

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