Library turns publisher in order to promote indigenous language reading

(9 Aug 2019) For the last 5 years, Trøndelag county library in Norway have been working together with the Saami community to create more children’s books in the south Saami language. With an approach adapted from library reading programmes, their aim was to publish a variety of translated books intended to meet the children’s own choice for entertainment reading.

Their catalogue of 86 books and audiobooks now includes works as Gruffalo, Kazuno Kohara’s Midnight library, Gemma Merino’s Crocodile, a dinosaur nonfiction, and books by Jonathan Emmett and Norwegian icon Thorbjørn Egner.

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