Members of the CMU community celebrate children’s books around the world – The Morning Sun

Students and faculty at Central Michigan University read children’s books from around the world.

The “Celebration of Children’s Books Around the World” is an annual event that allows members of the CMU community to read some of the thousands of international children’s books available at the historic Clarke Library.

“It allows members of the CMU community to showcase their language skills by reading books in a language other than English,” said Clarke Historical Library staff member Bryan Whitledge.

The event happened on Thursday, February 24 in the Barber Room gallery at 11 a.m. and continued throughout the day.

  • One of the CMU community readers, reading a Korean children’s book. (Sarah Wright – The Morning Sun)

  • One of the CMU community readers, reading a children’s book in Portuguese. (Sarah Wright – The Morning Sun)

Readers read children’s books in a variety of languages ​​including English, French, German, Japanese, Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Korean, Hebrew , Yoruba, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Navajo and Malay. Some of the readers were native speakers and some were in the process of learning some of the respective languages.

For more information, visit the Central Michigan University Libraries and Clarke Historical Library Facebook pages.

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