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  Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Albertine Prize for Kids

By Kevin Saidler

The Albertine Prize for Kids/Le Prix Albertine Jeunesse was developed in North America for bilingual schools. It is a reader’s choice award in which children ages 3 to 14 years vote for their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature that are available in English translation.

It’s more than just a literary competition though: It’s A bilingual journey to read, use critical thinking, and have fun! This initiative seeks to encourage and reinforce the love of bilingual reading for young students of French schools while taking into account the uniqueness of their context — living in an Anglophone country. The selected books serve as a means for developing links between French, the student’s “academic language,” and English, their language outside of school.

From PK1 to 6th grade, all classes are invited to participate. Next week, I look forward to sharing photographs and more news of this all-grades-level project.

To learn more about the 2021 Prix Albertine Jeunesse please click here.