This annotated bibliography-organized geographically by world region and country, describing nearly 700 books representing 73 countries-is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and anyone else seeking to promote international understanding through children's literature. It is the third volume sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. The first, Carl M. Tomlinson's Children's Books from Other Countries (1998) is a compendium of international children's literature with annotations of both in and out of print books published between 1950 and 1996. Susan Stan's The World Through Children's Books (2002) was the second and it included books published between the years 1997 and 2000. Crossing Boundaries includes international children's books published between 2000 and 2004, as well as selected American books set in countries other than the United States. Editor Doris Gebel has compiled an important tool for providing stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.
Doris J. Gebel is the Head of Youth Services at Northport-East Northport Public Library.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part 1: Crossing Boundaries Chapter 4 1. Introduction Chapter 5 2. Essays Part 6 Part 2: Bibliography Chapter 7 3. Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 8 4. Canada and the Far North Chapter 9 5. Asia Chapter 10 6. North Africa and the Middle East Chapter 11 7. Africa South of the Sahara Chapter 12 8. Australia and New Zealand Chapter 13 9. Europe Chapter 14 10. Global Part 15 Part 3: Resources Chapter 16 11. Children's Book Awards Chapter 17 12. Organizations Chapter 18 13. Publishers Chapter 19 14. Sources for Foreign-Language and Bilingual Books Part 20 Author/Translator/Illustrator Index Part 21 Title Index Part 22 Subject Index Part 23 About the Editor