Notable Books for a Global Society
Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Literacy Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12.
To be eligible for NBGS annual list, a book must have been published in the United States the previous year. For example, the books on the 2012 list were published in 2011.