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International Children's Literature: Home

This LibGuide was created as part of a presentation at the William Paterson University, College of Education, 6th Annual Diversity Conference held on March 28, 2014.

What is international literature?

International literature is usually defined as books originally published outside the United States, often in a language other than English and translated into English. For the purpose of this list it also includes books published in the United States but set in another country.

Awards for International Children's Books

While many countries have their own children's book awards these two American awards acknowledge outstanding literature published outside the United States.

Books about International Books

These are some bibliographies of "international literature" that are available from the Cheng Library of William Paterson University.

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