Celebrating NYPL’s World Literature Festival 2022 with the Teen Reading Ambassadors

By Rachel Roseberry, Manager, Young Adult Literacy Programs
April 12, 2022

NYPL's World Literature Festival, which runs April 11–30, 2022, shines a spotlight on books and writers from around the world and reflects some of the many languages spoken in our diverse communities. Celebrate NYC's Immigrant Heritage Week (April 11–17) and join the Library through the end of the month and beyond to discover free author talks, resources, book recommendations, and more for all ages in world languages.

The New York Public Library's Teen Reading Ambassadors internship program brings together 10th–12th grade students to help further the Library's mission to inspire lifelong learning in others, particularly young children. Ambassadors work at NYPL After School programs across the city providing tutoring and literacy enrichment activities to children ages 6–12. They also show children the joy of reading by connecting them with engaging books from the Library's collections! 

Below our Teen Reading Ambassadors have recommended titles for children in other languages or titles by authors and illustrators from countries other than the United States. These books expand our understanding and showcase the rich literature available to children globally!