I’d meant to post this sooner, but now is as good a time as any to do so. Actually, it’s the perfect time, since I don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to write about anything else.
If you’re looking for books about other countries and cultures, this list looks like a great place to start. Skimming through, I saw some fantastic titles I’ve read, and some new ones I’m going to investigate. Take a look at Global Reading: Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries. Okay, the name is a little awkward. I mean, the teens aren’t set in other countries. But it’s not like the name of the host Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison is simple either. Let’s just call it Global KidLit by CCBC. Much better.
(Thanks for the link from Mitali, whose wonderful Rickshaw Girl is on the list.)