by Deborah Iwabuchi, Maebashi, Japan
Book Riot is a literature blog “dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.”
We were delighted to see that in a recent posting for #WorldKidLit Month, 100 Great Translated Children’s Books from Around the World, there were several books from Japan, including some translated by members of our group. Two were Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano) and Brave Story (by Miyuki Miyabe, translated by Alexander O. Smith), both Batchelder Award winners.
#WorldKidLit Month image © Elina Braslina