Brazilian books will be part of the UN SDG Book Club

23/09/2020

The Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL), the National Foundation of Books for Children and Young People (FNLIJ) – Brazilian section of IBBY, and the Brazilian Libraries Federation (FEBAB), will support the SDG Book Club in Portuguese Language. 

The project will involve Brazilian books for children and young readers addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) themes. The titles will be made available on the UN website, which already includes books from several countries and in many different languages. 

“There are so many great books out there in Portuguese that deal with the different Sustainable Development Goals. They can teach children about the challenges we face and hopefully help us achieve the goals by 2030, said Vitor Tavares, president of The Brazilian Book Chamber.

Now Brazil is joining a global initiative, the SDG Book Club, which uses books to talk to children and young people about important themes that help us to think about the world we live in. The project also involves book sector organisations from Portugal.  The launch of the Portuguese Language Reading Club, which brings together books from both countries, will take place at the Bologna Book Fair in 2021.

“We are delighted to see the expansion of the SDG Book Club, making lusophone books discoverable for millions of children around the world to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and what they can do to help achieve them”, said Sherri Aldis, chief of the UN Publications.

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About the SDG Book Club

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club was launched at Bologna International Childrens Book Fair in 2019 and aims to use books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list of books from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.