Welcome to Outside In World, the organisation dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children's books in translation.
The Mostly Reading YA blog has launching its first ever Translation Month and is encouraging young adults to read as many translated titles as possible during April. They have provided a list of suggested titles and there is an introduction to the event by Outside In World. http://mostlyreadingya.blogspot.com
Outside In World book appeal
Have you got a (translated) children's book languishing on a bookshelf somewhere, gathering dust? Whether it is a classic or a contemporary read, in print or out of print, even something we may never have heard of... we would love to hear from you. We are building on our unique collection of children's literature from around the world and could give your book a prestigious new home! Please do contact us here at Outside In World with any offers. funny cat pictures funny pictures funny images funny photos
Michael Rosen pledges support
Photograph by Alexandra Strick
Outside In World is thrilled to announce that Children's Laureate Michael Rosen has chosen to lend us his support. Michael says:
"Outside In World will both be a reminder of how much we enjoy children's books from the past that have been translated into English and an introduction to new works. Literature is an international medium which shares ideas and forms and patterns. I love the way the 'Reading Round the World' project will celebrate this."
Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate, September 2008.