Translated books represent a unique bridge between cultures for young readers. This article discusses recent trends and practical applications for award-winning literature that has been translated into English and published in the United States. Winner and honour titles earning the Mildred L Batchelder Award for their publishers often include European languages of origins and settings. Despite this homogeneity, the books represent a quality option as a way to diversify a library collection for English-speaking patrons, particularly young adults, and to enhance teaching lessons with the integration of this global literature.
Reprinted, with permission, from ACCESS, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 4, pg. 12-15.
Original Publication Citation
Garrison, K. L., Forest, D. E., & Kimmel, S. C. (2013). Translated literature in your library: The Mildred L Batchelder Award. Access, 27(4), 12-15.
0000-0002-2495-0233 (Garrison), 0000-0002-4341-3679 (Kimmel)
Garrison, Kasey L.; Forest, Danielle E.; and Kimmel, Sue C., "Translated Literature in Your Library: The Mildred L Batchelder Award" (2013). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 288.