What is the Prix Albertine Jeunesse
To encourage the practice and love of bilingual reading and foster bilingualism, the network of accredited French schools (AEFE-FISNA) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the Albertine Library in New York organizes each year the Prix Albertine Jeunesse. This literary competition seeks to have children elect their favorite book(s), selected from a collection of youth literature by Francophone authors and published in both French and English.
The Prix Albertine at The French American Academy
For this third edition, three titles based on the theme “APPEARANCE.S” were proposed:
- Le loup qui découvrait le pays des contes – The Wolf Who Visited The Land Of Fairy Tales-by Orianne Lallemand & Eléonore Thuillier
- La grande plongée – Deep In The Ocean by Lucie Brunellière
- Pompon ours dans les bois – Little Bear’s Big House by Benjamin Chaud
PKs and Ks dove into this bilingual journey with their French and English teachers to read, use their critical thinking and have fun!
As part of the Albertine Prize and thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the 3rd graders of Jersey City had the chance to meet the writer & book illustrator Coralie Saudo. After reading one of her books to the class, she explained with passion her writing and illustration process. The students couldn’t wait to ask her all the questions they prepared during their Language Art class. This exciting and fruitful meeting with Coralie Saudo might have given rise to vocations to young authors!