Sustainable Development Goals Book Club

IBBY has joined efforts with its partner, the International Publishers Association (IPA), to work on a new project launched by the UN: the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. Encompassing everything from health to gender equality and education, the Goals will mobilize efforts around the world to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

The Book Club will present a selection of books for children from 5 to 12 years focussing on each of the 17 SDGs. Each month a new SDG will be in focus and a list of relevant books for children will be announced. The book selections will be in the six official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. IBBY members are supporting the project by identifying titles in these six languages and contributing to the selection juries.

Visit these Twitter feeds to find out more: #SDGBookClub helping children learn about the #2030Agenda and its 17 #GlobalGoals

The most recent information can be found on  Beginning in May 2020, every week the SDG Book Club releases a special reading of a SDG Book Club book by the author. Children and their families are invited to view these readings on the United Nations Youtube channel. An overview of all the SDGs and their book recommendations can be found in the  SDG Book Club Archive

Reading lists (in English as well as Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) are available for the SDGs listed below. Click on the SDG icons below to see the relevant book recommendations.