How we rewrote the world map

So after deciding we would take recommendations from peoples and countries we have just rewritten our list. Apologies for any offence caused by us separating out a “people” from a “nation”. Trusting we have done it sensitively enough to resonate with the general view 😉 We have also renamed countries and territories etc to their…

What is a country? What are a people?

The children and I have been talking again and are thinking that we will also consider a “people” as one of the 180 books we are looking for. Coming from a country with 11 official languages (I know…) we really do understand how many different groups of people can share the same country. If the…

A picture paints a thousand words

The children and I were chatting about our project again and decided yes we would also like to include books just for the illustrator. There is something amazing about reading a book which turns out to be just as good as a visit to the local art gallery. So please if you know of an…

Are there directions for this adventure?

The children (Anna, turning 6 in Sept and Tom, turning 10 in January) got back from their extended weekend celebrating Father’s Day and we discussed what I had uncovered while they were away. We agreed that we will try to read books by native authors who preferably are still residing in their home country. We…