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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 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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Discussion Regional Conference Registration Opened

by Wendy Stephens on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

 

Registration has opened for the IBBY regional conference to be held in New York City this fall.

 

Registration has opened for the IBBY regional conference to be held in New York City this fall.

11th IBBY Regional Conference Sponsored by USBBY

In conjunction with
The Wonderland of Children's Books
The Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
New York City - October 16-18, 2015

Through the Looking Glass:
Exploring the Wonderland of International Children's Literature

For more information on conference registration, the call for proposals for breakout sessions and posters, see the conference website: http://www.usbby.org/conf_home.htm

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Discussion USBBY Program at the NCTE Annual Conference

by Doris Gebel on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

James McMullan, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book award winner and Hamilton King Award winner, will reflect on his writings for young readers and his newest book Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood. The program will be held at the NCTE Annual convention in Washington DC on Saturday November 22  from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM in Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Azalea 3 room.

James McMullan, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book award winner and Hamilton King Award winner, will reflect on his writings for young readers and his newest book Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood. The program will be held at the NCTE Annual convention in Washington DC on Saturday November 22  from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM in Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Azalea 3 room.
http://center.uoregon.edu/NCTE/2014AnnualConvention/program/session_deta...

 

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Discussion Bridge to Understanding Award

by Doris Gebel on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The Bridge to Understanding Award formally acknowledges the work of adults who create programs that use children´s books to explore cultures around the world in order to promote international understanding among children. Programs that win the award are based in a broad understanding of culture as ways of living and being in the world, and go beyond the surface features of a culture, such as food, fashion, folklore, famous people, and festivals.

The Bridge to Understanding Award formally acknowledges the work of adults who create programs that use children´s books to explore cultures around the world in order to promote international understanding among children. Programs that win the award are based in a broad understanding of culture as ways of living and being in the world, and go beyond the surface features of a culture, such as food, fashion, folklore, famous people, and festivals.

This prestigious award was established in memory of Arlene Pillar, an educator who served USBBY as newsletter editor from 1984 until her untimely death in 1990. Organizations eligible for the award include schools, libraries, scout troops, clubs, and bookstores. The program may be a one-time event, or an ongoing series of events, that serves children ranging in age from kindergarten through tenth grade. The award carries a monetary prize of $1000 and a certificate.

Applying for the Bridge to Understanding Award:
USBBY is seeking applicants for the 2014 Bridge to Understanding Award. The selection committee will consider such criteria as the care with which books are selected and presented to children in the program, the depth of cultural understanding that the program supports, the number of children reached by the program and the impact on the community as demonstrated by publicity coverage or anecdotal evidence. To be considered, the program must have occurred within 2013. A powerpoint explaining the criteria is available online.

An application and guidelines are available online, or from the USBBY Secretariat, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL 60077. Email: Secretariat@usbby.org. Phone: (224) 233-2030. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014. The award will be presented at the annual IRA, ALA, or NCTE Convention, or at a mutually agreeable place and time.

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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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