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Posted on January 01, 2021

Welcome to Words Without Borders Campus, where we publish free, full-text versions of the best international poetry, short stories, and graphic fiction, alongside multimedia learning resources and standards-aligned teaching ideas. 

Recognized by the Innovations in Reading Prize of the National Book Foundation, WWB Campus includes work from more than 36 countries (and counting!) in country-based collections and on the blog.

Educators and parents: 

Want to try out a reading or two? Here are some popular favorites, all posted with multi-media contextual resources. 

  • The Park Bench, a contemporary short story about a middle-school boy facing anti-Asian racism
  • The Fish, an exuberant Iranian love poem
  • The Guest, an Egyptian story about a Bedouin girl and her grandmother

Then, join our community! For invitations and  updates, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Then, complete our fast, free registration to access teaching ideas and our "For Educators" section.

Talking about Mexican literature at LaGuardia Community College, Queens, New York.

Get to browsing---click on our Find page, which connects you to most of the literature on our site. posted with quotes. Find a line that resonates with you and click on it to keep reading. Or, use the buttons on the right to browse by countries, genres and themes. 


We're here to help! Contact us for a quick site demo, technical support, advice on meeting the needs of particular students (including English Language Learners), or anything else that may be helpful. We're always glad to hear from you

 Thank you, stay safe, and keep reading!