Part I. Introduction: Why read books from other countries? -- Children's book illustration and culture -- Reading across cultures -- PART II. A note about the bibliographies -- Africa and the Middle East -- Asia -- Australia and New Zealand -- Canada -- Europe -- Latin America and the Caribbean.
Readers are usually not concerned with where their books were first published: what they care about is the story told through words and pictures. Internationally published books provide a shift in perspective, based in the cultural values and beliefs of the writer/illustrator and reader. Stan provides information on the importance of diversifying your collection, and a substantial annotated listing of books, publishers, and people to start you off.