About us

ArabKidLitNow! is a collective of translators and children’s book consultants passionate about raising the profile of Arabic writing for young people. We work in various ways to support the translation of Arabic kid lit and YA into English. Please email us with any questions: arabkidlitnow@gmail.com. 

This website is for:

Publishers. Find exciting Arabic-language books to bring to new life in your language. Browse the website for books and information about grants. Find a translator. We also welcome publishers and commissioning editors to our informal monthly online meet-ups; please get in touch if you’d like to join us!

Translators. Discover new Arabic books for children and young adults that you could translate into your other language. Write about the books you love and tell publishers why they should be picked up for translation. Join our google group community and monthly online meet-ups for knowledge sharing and professional development, to find out more about how to work as a translator in children’s publishing.

Readers of Arabic. As has often been said, great children’s literature is for readers of all ages! You’ll also find excellent book recommendations over at Hadi Badi.

Language learners. For emerging Arabic readers of all ages, Middle Grade and Young Adult literature can be a wonderful entry point to reading. Many of our book reviews have details of how to purchase them in Arabic.

Global readers of English. Whether you’re taking a virtual tour of the Middle East for World Kid Lit Month, or want to broaden your horizons by reading Arabic literature in translation, we will point you to new and forthcoming translations of the best of Arabic books for young readers.

Teachers, librarians, booksellers, and more.