Around the world several times: a #WorldKidLit month round-up

The general aims of worldkidlit month, and the supporting blog, are to raise the profile of translation and diversity in the children’s literature community, and to support translators and publishers in finding books from lesser translated languages.

World Kid Lit

globeIt’s the final day of #WorldKidLitMonth 2019 and what a month we’ve had!

Thank you to everyone who got involved for your tweets, your posts, and for sharing the word!

We’ve been all over the world several times this month and learned about so many awesome kids’ books. Here’s what we’ve featured on the blog this month…

1 Sept Welcome to World Kid Lit Month! 5 Reasons to Celebrate

oscar seeks friend2 Sept On Finding (& Falling in Love with) ‘Oscar Seeks A Friend’

3 Sept ‘Oscar Seeks A Friend’ & The Tip of the Polish Kid Lit Iceberg

4 Sept On the Importance of Egyptian Children’s Magazines and the Boom in YA

5 Sept Ahmed Salah al-Mahdi’s ‘The Enchanted Treasure’

6 Sept  Icelandic Musical Tale ‘Maximus Musicus’ Nominated for a YAMaward

7 Sept For World Beard Day: 4 Bearded Kidlit Heroes from Around the World

8 Sept ‘The Moose of Ewenki’:…

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Marshall McLuhan’s Working Library Acquired by the University of Toronto

McLuhan Galaxy

McLuhan Library Collection now available

 Marshall McLuhan’s annotated copy of Finnegan’s Wake (click on image for enlarged view)

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is proud to announce the acquisition of the working library of Marshall McLuhan.  The library, comprising more than 6000 volumes, was used heavily by McLuhan in the writing of his most famous works, including Understanding MediaThe Gutenberg Galaxy and The Medium is the Massage.  A majority of the books bear McLuhan’s annotations and more than half of them contained material – including notes, manuscripts, and correspondence – laid into the books by McLuhan.

McLuhan is well known as a founding father of modern communications theory, and his library reflects both the genesis of his ideas and the wide-range of disciplines he drew from in this regard.  Lesser-studied aspects of McLuhan’s interests, from Catholicism to environmentalism to business management, are also evident in…

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