21st Century learners live in a shrinking world with advances in technology and transportation with political, social and economic choices made in one corner of the globe affecting the opposite (Friedman, 2005; Zahabioun, Yousefy, Yarmohammadian, & Keshtiaray, 2013). To help navigate this changing landscape, global citizenship is an important life-skill for youth. UNICEF (2003) describes life-skills in three dimensions: cognitive, personal, and interpersonal. These can be enhanced through the provision of high-quality international literature in the school library. Critical reading of translated literature provides an opportunity for youth to enhance their life-skills in reading the world and connecting their own experiences to others (Buck et al., 2011; Louie & Louie, 1999). Using the UN's Declaration of the Rights of a Child (1959) as an analytical lens, we identify powerful examples of youth enacting agency and managing profound difficulties related to their cultural memberships in a set of award-winning translated titles.
|Title of host publication||42nd Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Enhancing students' life skills through the school library|
|Place of Publication||Indonesia|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship - Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, Indonesia|
Duration: 26 Aug 2013 → 30 Aug 2013
|Conference||International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship|
|Period||26/08/13 → 30/08/13|
Garrison, K., Kimmel, S. K., & Forest, D. E. (2013). Reading across the world: Developing global citizenship through translated literature. In 42nd Proceedings: Enhancing students' life skills through the school library (pp. 1-15). IASL.