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), announced last Wednesday, June 9th, the 175 Brazilian books chosen for the Portuguese Language SDG Book Club.
The project includes books for children and young readers aged 6 to 12 that have been published in Portuguese language in Brazil from January 1st, 2016 to October 30th, 2020. The titles are related to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN). The full list of Brazilian Books is available at www.clubedeleituraods.com.br.
The list of titles selected will be made available on the UN website as SDG reading references. The Portuguese Language SDG Book Club is expected to be launched next week, in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021. The Brazilian club is organizing a webinar on 16 June with a stunning line-up of speakers to discuss the project and how it can be used.
Portugal is part of the project
As the club presents books written in portuguese, the country also selected children’s books that highlight sustainability and equality. The full list of books from Portugal have been published here: https://bad.pt/agenda2030/clube-de-leitura-ods/
About the SDG Book Club
The project was created by the United Nations (UN) and is supported by the International Publishers Association (IPA), being related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Its purpose is to use books as tools to stimulate children aged 6 to 12 to interact with the SDG principles by disclosing a list composed of titles from all parts of the world addressing SDG-related themes.