Several months ago, the Pirate Tree Blog posted the 2012 Notable Books for a Global Society. As is often the case, while looking for something else, I came across the posting again. I looked over the list and wanted to grab several of them (all of them!) a blanket, and a cup of tea and just hide out! Take a look at this fabulous list!
The Notable Books for a Global Society is compiled by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. Their mission is to “promote the educational use of children’s books by focusing on recently published children’s literature, supportive professional books, issues relative to children’s literature, and current research findings.”
Selection and Criteria
Annually, a committee of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG) of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12. Information on the NBGS project, criteria for selection, committee roster, and lists of previously selected books are available on the SIG website.
To be eligible for selection, a trade book must have been published in the United States for the first time during the year preceding a list’s publication. For example, to be eligible for the 2013 list, a book must have been published in the United States for the first time during 2012.
Nominations are currently being accepted. Be ready to state your reason for nomination, including a multicultural or global component.