If your book has been printed in a foreign language, you’re probably picturing children in faraway lands reading your story. But there are over 11 million children in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home who would benefit from reading your book in their home language (and later in English).
Studies show that children acquire English as a second (or third) language much more quickly and easily if they maintain literacy in their home languages. This is hard to do when books in foreign languages are limited in schools and libraries. Spanish translations are easy to find, but children who speak languages like Farsi or Urdu or Russian have very few literary options.
If you’d like to donate or receive children’s books in foreign languages, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form. I will do my best to match up book donors with schools and libraries.
Thank you to the following authors for their recent donations!