Looking for a new addition for your child’s bookshelf? Check out our spotlight on children’s books from Southeast Asia!
With renowned children’s music educator Chet-Yeng Loong. Exploring Malaysian children’s music through folk songs, storytelling, and musical instruments.
This week we spotlight some Southeast Asia-focused books for our young adult readers (or those young at heart).
This week we highlight children’s books on Lunar New Year in Southeast Asia.
From Komodo Dragons to Elephants, check out this week’s bookshelf spotlight!
Laskar Pelangi, is a film adaptation of Andrea Hirata’s best-selling literary work based on his childhood memories that first appeared on shelves in 2004.
Brutus follows the journey of two Mangyan children to the lowlands to deliver a load of illegal lumber and tackles several pertinent subjects such as the degradation of the forests by the proliferation of illegal loggers.
A thoughtful portrayal of the relationship between a father and a son, Jermal explores themes of social and physical exclusion and the pain of growing up.
Flower in the Pocket is a strangely beautiful and funny ode to neglected human beings. It’s a sonnet to people who have nothing and yet seek nothing.
Ten-year-old Orked is the kind of kid who confronts bullies she sees harassing smaller children, but hides under her bed when the neighborhood girls try to recruit her to join in their game of “wedding.”