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Prix Albertine Jeunesse 2024

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The Prix Albertine Jeunesse, a reader’s choice award, invites children to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature that are available in English translation. Presented by Albertine Books, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Agency for French Education Abroad.

An annual young readers’ choice award, the Prix Albertine Jeunesse invites children ages 3 to 11 to vote for their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature available in English translation. It aims to encourage the practice and love of reading in both French and English.

The Prix Albertine Jeunesse is open to the network of accredited French schools (AEFE-FISNA) and all American public schools with a French section/program.

2024 SHORTLIST

The theme of the 2024 prize selection is Together.

This year’s selection was made by a committee that includes the staff of Albertine Books in New York City, the AEFE network of North America, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and the French Embassy in Canada. The selected books are divided into four categories according to age groups: 3-5 years; 6-8 years and 9-11 years.

Books can be purchased from Albertine Books by clicking here.

3-5 Years old

  • Tap! Tap! Tap! Dance! Dance! Dance! (Chronicle Books) by Hervé Tullet, translated by Christopher Franceschelli
  • Inside the Box! (Kane Miller Books), by Edouard Monceau
  • A Head Full of Birds (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by Sybille Delacroix and Alexandra Garibal, translated by Vineet Lal
  • The Brothers Zzli (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by Anne-Lise Boutin et Alex Cousseau, translated by Vineet Lal

6-8 Years old

  • Clover (Milky Way Picture Books) by Nadine Robert and Qin Leng
  • The Bear and the Duck (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by May Angeli
  • A Head Full of Birds (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by Sybille Delacroix and Alexandra Garibal, translated by Vineet Lal
  • The Brothers Zzli (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by Anne-Lise Boutin et Alex Cousseau, translated by Vineet Lal

9-11 Years old

  • Florence and Leon (Orca Books) by Simon Boulerice and Delphie Côté-Lacroix, translated by Sophie B. Watson
  • The Runaway Princess (Pinguin Random House) by Johan Troïanowski, translated by Anne and Owen Smith
  • A Sea of Love (Magnetic Press) by Wilfrid Lupano and Gregory Panaccione
  • The Brothers Zzli (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) by Anne-Lise Boutin et Alex Cousseau, translated by Vineet Lal

Honorary Selection (not in competition)

  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught Her to Fly, Luis Sepulveda
  • Sports Are Fantastic Fun!, Ole Könnecke

RESSOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Starting in September 2023, teachers may sign up their students to vote in the next round of the Prix Albertine Jeunesse.

Learn all about how to get your students involved in the Prix Albertine Jeunesse via a dedicated website for teachers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Valentine Richet

Program Officer: Fiction, Comics & Children’s Books

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Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, alongside Villa Albertine, promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals, and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.  

 

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Albertine Bookstore

Albertine is a bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world.

 

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Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE)

The Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE) is a government institution supervised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Founded in 1990, it is responsible for monitoring and managing the network of French schools abroad. The AEFE is the guarantor of the French education system abroad. It plays a key role in expanding France’s cultural and linguistic influence throughout the world and serves to boost the appeal of French higher education.

 

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Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France au Canada

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada promotes the best of French culture across Canada, including arts, language, education, science and research. 

 

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