Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Paper Tigers: New Issue and Book Club

The Jan/Feb 2008 issue of PaperTigers is up, focusing on the cultures and art of illustrators:
If "every childhood lasts a lifetime," as they say, so does the undoubted influence of picture books, and the world views they convey, in children's lives. Translating stories into a language that needs no introduction to children, even when the subject matter is complex, children's book illustrators communicate with their audience in a very unique way: being the language of imagination, the art of illustration lends itself perfectly to direct communication, without cultural or language barriers.
The premier place on the web about Pacific Rim and South Asian books for young readers (honored by the ALA as a Great Website), PaperTigers has also started an exciting new book club:
The Tiger's Bookshelf: It's a blog–it's a book group– it's a new meeting ground for readers who love children's books and who enjoy chatting about what they read! It's a place to find out what other people are reading and to make recommendations of your own. It's also the most convenient and the most all-encompassing book group that you will ever be part of. Join people of all ages and from all parts of the globe to read - and talk about - the monthly "Tiger's Choice" at times that are convenient to you, when you choose. Come one, come all!

2 comments:

Marjorie said...

Thank you very much for highlighting the Tiger's Bookshelf. We're all very excited about it and are looking forward to bringing readers together from anywhere and everywhere!

Janet Brown said...

Hello Mitali,
I'm not as techno-savvy as some, so was late in exploring your blog and finding this very generous post--many thanks!
Your blog has given me much to think about--my neighborhood bookstore is Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, a very comprehensive independent, but when I look for YA/middle reader fiction that illuminate other cultures, other values, those books are hard to find. I have the same problem in libraries in my area--the books I'm looking for seem to be only in branches that serve a multi-ethnic group of readers. Why after almost 20 years of multiculturalism in publishing is that segment of books still being cordoned off in a way?
I'm going out today in search of your books--am eager to read whatever I can find!
Janet Brown/The Tiger's Bookshelf