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A wolf sleeping in the snow
Christian Pietzsch, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The Wolfskin
By Risten Sokki
“When the forested valleys in Russia start filling up with snow, the wolf begins its journey from the south toward the plains in the north.”
Translated from North Sámi by Olivia Lasky
The covers of all the books featured in the list
12 Global Children’s Books for History Lovers
By Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
In celebration of #WorldKidLitMonth, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp recommends 12 international books for young readers with an interest in world history.
Until the Threads Burn to Ash
By Aleksey Porvin
Hold an assault rifle with my hand, use my mouth
Translated from Russian by Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler
The White Tablecloth
By Irene Solà
Eight years and I’m still not over it.
Translated from Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem
The Sea Gives Us Children
By Thórdís Helgadóttir
Karen says she’s seen it when the souls begin their perambulations.
Translated from Icelandic by Larissa Kyzer
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Cabo Verde Is the Center of the World
By Germano Almeida
In those days the island of Boa Vista was the whole world.
Translated from Portuguese by Stephen Henighan
Deceptive Simplicity: International Children’s Literature
By Daniel Hahn
I often feel that adults forget what children’s stories are capable of.
Raur Gives His Blanket a Hug
By Maria Parr
“How am I supposed to be nice when nobody’s nice to me?”
Translated from Norwegian by Guy Puzey
Firstclaw
By Sachiko Kashiwaba
Firstclaw’s love spells were rumored to be unusually effective.
Translated from Japanese by Avery Fischer Udagawa
The Appearance of the Dragon, and His Disappearance
By Hooda El Shuwa
Khidr stepped out onto the street and was filled with an extraordinary horror.
Translated from Arabic by M. Lynx Qualey
The Park Bench
By Sandrine Kao
But it’s not surprising—with everything you hear on the news, how can anyone be expected to think well of the Chinese?
Translated from French by Jane Roffe
Heaven Can Wait
By Angelika Glitz
“Look, this forklift even has an electric motor.”
Translated from German by Melody Shaw
Mr. Gimbal’s Incredible Invention
By Justyna Bednarek
The wooden ring looked antique, because, as Mr. Gimbal explained, it was a centuries-old stereoscopic theater.
Translated from Polish by Zosia Krasodomska-Jones
Farfariel: The Book of Micù
By Pietro Albì
“The Devil at your service!” it announced in perfect Italian.
Translated from Italian by Denise Muir
Writing Against the Grain
By Alice Guthrie
The writers here are pushing the boundary of the known and working against the grain of the status quo.
from “Everything Shimmers”
By Naja Marie Aidt
. . . the world shimmers / everything unimaginably possible . . .
Translated from Danish by Susanna Nied
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Rasha
By Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
Whenever teachers said there was good news, it almost always turned out to be nothing of the sort.
Translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha
photo of a half-open blue wooden door with a latch
Photo by Jan Tinneberg on Unsplash
The Latch
By Amar Nyaupane
Why did he have to sleep with his bride?
Translated from Nepali by Ajit Baral
Easy as Flushing
By Mikko Rimminen
The teenage girls began chatting aimlessly in rhythmic tones punctuated by robust usage of the F-word.
Translated from Finnish by Eva Buchwald
The Train
By Murathan Mungan
Some weekends my parents and I went from Mardin to Syria and stayed in Kamışlı, the town nearest to the Turkish border. Although it was a town, I compared Kamışlı, with its wide, well-kept roads, its…
Translated from Turkish by Ruth Christie
How I Went to School
By Tera Fabiánová
I liked doing math. The seven-times table was my darling.
Translated from Czech by David Chirico
From “The Belly of the Atlantic”
By Fatou Diome
He gave me everything: the secret of letters, of numbers, the key to the world.
Translated from French by C. Dickson
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