Childhood: Books for or about children in different cultures around the wor

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List created to help planning the Q2 2021 Reading Globally theme read. Please feel free to add anything you think might be relevant, ideally adding a comment to say why you think so!
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77 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4
4 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, proserpinarex, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
thorold: Small boy in PR Congo
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4,465 medlemmar
182 recensioner
4
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
markon: Told from the perspective of a 15-yo girl, the child of a family in which her father is a devout Christian & respected businessman on the outside & a rigid & violent man in the household.
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715 medlemmar
11 recensioner
4
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: author's childhood in Nigeria
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2,031 medlemmar
45 recensioner
3.9
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
thorold: Growing up in Zimbabwe
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699 medlemmar
23 recensioner
½ 3.4
3 Members
spiralsheep, Dilara86, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Classic autobiographical novel of childhood in colonial French Guinea. Note: my copy is titled The African Child.
Dilara86: Growing up in West Africa, in the first part of the 20th century
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6,812 medlemmar
250 recensioner
½ 4.3
3 Members
markon, cej1027, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: coming of age in Tehran
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220 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
Dilara86: A Kyrgyz childhood
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1,781 medlemmar
32 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
markon, merrystar, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
merrystar: a childhood in Australia
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4,847 medlemmar
84 recensioner
4
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
thorold: Rushdie’s take on the Arabian Nights
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698 medlemmar
89 recensioner
½ 4.3
3 Members
spiralsheep, cej1027, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's book about the first female drummer in Cuba.
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6,037 medlemmar
355 recensioner
½ 4.4
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360 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 4.3
13
19,475 medlemmar
370 recensioner
3.9
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1,099 medlemmar
27 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
thorold: First part of Coetzee’s fictionalised autobiography
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77 medlemmar
½ 3.6
2 Members
LolaWalser, ahef1963
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: Russian/Soviet children's classic by a great modernist writer (not a children's author). Made into a play, film, ballet etc.
ahef1963: I used to own a copy of this. I bought it as a child at the Russian exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. I wonder where this book is now?
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329 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.8
3 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: Author's account of his childhood in colonial Kenya
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70 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.3
2 Members
karenb, cej1027
Förklaringar
karenb: A young kid being a kid in Côte d'Ivoire, in a series of vignettes. Akissi is Aya's young sibling.
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2,952 medlemmar
131 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: lovely story about a young girl and her grandmother on a small island in the Gulf of Finland
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224 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4
3 Members
proserpinarex, spiphany, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: teenage boy in Damascus, Syria. YA
20
1,698 medlemmar
64 recensioner
3.9
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141 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Hampâté Bâ's childhood memoirs
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402 medlemmar
14 recensioner
3.8
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1,845 medlemmar
23 recensioner
½ 4.3
3 Members
Dilara86, nrmay, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Or any other book from Dorling Kindersley's Children Just Like Me series
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642 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.8
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
markon: Coming of age in Nigeria during civil war. Ijeoma learns that love between girls/women is taboo.
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1,793 medlemmar
34 recensioner
4
3 Members
thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
spiphany: Adventures in 1920s Germany. Kästner also wrote an autobiographical text about growing up in pre-WWI Dresden, "When I Was a Little Boy", as well as numerous other classic children's books.
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553 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.6
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
spiphany: How the modern concept of childhood emerged in the first place.
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36 medlemmar
3
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
spiphany: Because the idea of "childhood" as a separate phase of life isn't the same everywhere or at all periods of history
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1,258 medlemmar
12 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
Förklaringar
merrystar: Children in rural Sweden; a wonderful book by the author of Pippi Longstocking
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744 medlemmar
39 recensioner
½ 3.4
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: 2020 Booker International Prize novel narrated by a young girl in a family in grief after the accidental death of the oldest son.
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208 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
thorold, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
thorold: Germany, 1930s, perfect title for this theme!
cindydavid4: Really that is a perfect tite for this theme!
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2,790 medlemmar
103 recensioner
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Afghanistan. 1st of 4 in the series.
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8,914 medlemmar
200 recensioner
3.8
4 Members
markon, thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4,spiralsheep ,LolaWalser
Förklaringar
thorold: You don’t have to approve, but it is the book that gave millions of westerners an idea of what it might be like to be a child in India
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1,045 medlemmar
15 recensioner
4
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: Gorky's masterpiece, lyrical and brutal, with a grandmother as magnificent and important as Proust's.
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729 medlemmar
31 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: Fantastic series of graphic novels about a Franco-Arab boy's childhood between Libya, Syria and France.
35
1,690 medlemmar
17 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
Förklaringar
merrystar: Fictionalized autobiography of an American child living in China
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954 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: A group of reform school boys are forced to fend for themselves after their community is evacuated due to a plague
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535 medlemmar
31 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Novel about a privileged childhood in Burundi disrupted by civil war.
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2,607 medlemmar
78 recensioner
4
2 Members
markon, cej1027
Förklaringar
markon: First in a children's series written by Native American about Native Americans.
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824 medlemmar
13 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
markon, thorold
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656 medlemmar
37 recensioner
½ 3.7
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1,410 medlemmar
45 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
karenb, spiphany
Förklaringar
karenb: A young Maori girl in Aoteroa New Zealand. (The movie was based on this book.)
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1,272 medlemmar
206 recensioner
4
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: children in Japanese-occupied Korea, WWII era.
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204 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
merrystar, cindydavid4
Förklaringar
merrystar: Autobiography of the author's childhood in British-ruled India
cindydavid4: Her Far Pavillions is one of my all time fav books and itself a book that could be included in the theme. This title looks very interestijg and i want to read it
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203 medlemmar
25 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Mythic children's fantasy. Mexican author and illustrator.
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26 medlemmar
½ 3.6
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Children growing up in an Angolan shanty town
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1,277 medlemmar
61 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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9 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 4.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's retelling of a traditional Greenlandic Inuit story.
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50 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 4.3
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's story by Nicaraguan author. Translated into several languages.
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15 medlemmar
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Mongolian childhood
50
870 medlemmar
176 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Japanese family flees Korea at the end of WWII.
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33 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's story by the first woman Pacific Islander to publish a book. Frisbie also wrote the autobiographical novel Frisbees of the South Seas.
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872 medlemmar
37 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Hindu child living during the 1947 partition of India. Newbery Honor Book.
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12 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's book set in what is now the Central African Republic. I haven't read it but it's reputedly a classic.
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24 medlemmar
1 recension
4
2 Members
thorold, spiphany
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2,956 medlemmar
73 recensioner
3.8
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2,269 medlemmar
57 recensioner
4.1
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Arranged-marriage in India. National Book Award winner. YA
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461 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
Ifland
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7 medlemmar
Member
Tess_W
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6 medlemmar
Member
spiralsheep
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Childhood in El Salvador.
60
2,373 medlemmar
20 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: semi-autographical account of a childhood in Algeria
61
1,092 medlemmar
52 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: A group of brothers in Nigeria disobey their father's instructions and fish in a dangerous section of their town's river
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931 medlemmar
12 recensioner
4
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98 medlemmar
9 recensioner
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: gay teenage girls in Iran. YA
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281 medlemmar
21 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Teenage Russian immigrant in Germany; several other books by the author feature teenage protagonists, e.g. "Just Call Me Superhero".
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1,076 medlemmar
25 recensioner
3.9
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108 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: young boy in war-torn Cambodia.
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103 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
thorold, nrmay
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894 medlemmar
7 recensioner
4
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478 medlemmar
24 recensioner
½ 3.7
70
435 medlemmar
10 recensioner
3.9
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: India. YA
71
142 medlemmar
14 recensioner
4.2
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3,974 medlemmar
211 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
LolaWalser
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: American childhoods. African American boys in Alabama who were sent to juvenile institutions, often for little reason, and subject to abuse.
73
1,520 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiralsheep
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Novel about growing up in Antigua.
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348 medlemmar
41 recensioner
4
Member
kidzdoc
Förklaringar
kidzdoc: A 9 yo Mauritian boy of Indian emigrants befriends another boy of his age, who is also an emigrant from another, very troubled, background.
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93 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.8
Member
LolaWalser
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: Abdeslam, a Moroccan boy of 11 and a runaway narrates his adventures. The story was shaped by Paul Bowles, who "discovered" Mrabet.
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67 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.8
77
8 medlemmar
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LolaWalser
Förklaringar
LolaWalser: An unusual work within the opus of the Caribbean (Trinidad) Marxist historian C. L. R. James.
78
1,606 medlemmar
28 recensioner
½ 3.7
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nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Africa. Newbery Honor Book. YA
79
517 medlemmar
15 recensioner
4.1
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201 medlemmar
14 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Tuvan-Mongolian childhood
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1,212 medlemmar
18 recensioner
½ 3.4
82
297 medlemmar
10 recensioner
½ 4.5
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Teens fleeing Guatemala. YA
83
1,481 medlemmar
47 recensioner
4.2
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nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Teenage girl in Nigeria.
84
3,642 medlemmar
154 recensioner
4.2
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nrmay
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nrmay: children in Sudan.
85
2,786 medlemmar
158 recensioner
4.1
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Nepali girl sold into sexual slavery in India. YA
86
465 medlemmar
12 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiralsheep
Förklaringar
spiralsheep: Children's book. I've never read this but am assured by RG members LW and AM that it's good.
87
306 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Jewish children in German-occupied France, WWII. And others by Matas.
88
4,932 medlemmar
349 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Lithuanian family sent to Siberian labor camp, WWII. YA
89
10 medlemmar
3
Member
cej1027
90
139 medlemmar
10 recensioner
4
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: 12-year-old boy in Bolivia. Sequel is [Sacred Leaf]
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319 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
Member
nrmay
92
1,578 medlemmar
36 recensioner
3.8
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nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: young girl in Pakistan; 1st in a series. YA
93
1,174 medlemmar
37 recensioner
4.2
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473 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 4.5
95
394 medlemmar
12 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Refugee Afghan girl in Pakistan. YA
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418 medlemmar
28 recensioner
4.1
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1,817 medlemmar
35 recensioner
3.8
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nrmay
Förklaringar
nrmay: Ireland during the Potato Famine, 1845. 2 more in the series.
98
2,476 medlemmar
142 recensioner
4.1
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spiphany
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1,671 medlemmar
24 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
100
1,373 medlemmar
41 recensioner
4.1
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spiphany