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Embracing Linguistic Diversity at the Festival du Livre de Paris

We were thrilled to see the response to our French publications at the festival du livre de Paris. From bilingual education to cultural diversity, our books cover a wide array of topics aimed at promoting multilingualism, and they certainly seemed to strike a chord with the visitors. It was a pleasure to engage in thoughtful discussions and connect with fellow book lovers. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the event a success!

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Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating the launch of Ellen Bialystok’s latest book, “Bilingual Children,” in no less than the heart of France – the enchanting city of Paris. This event was more than just a book launch; it was a celebration of bilingualism, a testament to the power of language, and a testament to the growing recognition of the importance of bilingual education.

Our first rendezvous was at the Festival du Livre de Paris, an annual literary extravaganza that attracts authors, publishers, and book lovers from all corners of the world. Ellen Bialystok graced the event with her insightful discourse on her book, followed by a book signing session. It was a remarkable sight to see a line of people, young and old, waiting to get their copies of “Bilingual Children” signed by Ellen herself. This book is not just a read; it’s a journey into the world of bilingual children, filled with scientific research, personal narratives, and practical insights.

Our second event was an intellectual feast at the picturesque Salons of the Mairie in the 16th arrondissement. This discussion on bilingual education featured Ellen Bialystok, alongside esteemed experts Hélène H. Leone, and Fabrice Jaumont. The panel discussion was stimulating, with a palpable sense of passion in the room. The experts presented a compelling case for the benefits of bilingual education, not just for individual children but for families and communities as a whole.

Inspiring, educating, and promoting multilingualism is at the core of our mission at CALEC. The reception to “Bilingual Children” and our other French publications at the Festival du Livre de Paris, as well as the insightful discussion at Salons of the Mairie, reaffirms our commitment.

If you haven’t yet, get your copy of “Bilingual Children” here: You can also explore our other French publications at

We extend our sincere thanks to the authors, Ellen Bialystok and Fabrice Jaumont, and to our incredible team in Paris for their hard work and dedication. The success of these events was a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Stay tuned for more exciting events, book releases, and initiatives from CALEC. Until next year, Paris! 📖

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Laissez les bons temps rouler in New Orleans

Several TBR Books authors attended the American Association of Teachers of French’s annual convention at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on July 11-14, 2022. The convention’s theme was: “Laissez les bons temps rouler: Explorer la diversité du monde francophone.”

New Orleans-based Rhonda Broussard signed copies of her new book, One Good Question, at the CALEC booth. Joseph Dunn, Scott Tilton, Emmanuel Kayembe, and Kathleen Stein-Smith, who contributed to the recently-released French All Around Us, gave a talk on language advocacy. The book made the headlines of Frenchly and French Morning last month with the following title: “French All Around Us: The Evolving French Language in the United States.”

CALEC’s booth featured many of our books, including The Heart of an Artichoke, by Linda Ashour and Claire Lerognon, which was recently featured by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie; Rose Alone by Sheila Decosse, recently discussed in the East Hampton Star; Can We Agree to Disagree by Agathe Laurent and Sabine Landolt who were recently interviewed by France-Amérique for the edition of their August magazine; Deana Sobel Lederman’s Rainbow, Masks, and Ice Cream trilogy, now available in 14 languages; Le projet Colibri by Vickie Frémont; Fabrice Jaumont’s Conversations on Bilingualism; Valerie Sun’s Navigating Dual Immersion, and many more.

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Book Launch of “La Rivoluzione Bilingue”

Join us for an informative event about the state of the art of Italian Dual Language programs in NYC’s Public Schools with teachers, principals, bilingualism experts, representatives of the DOE and published author Fabrice Jaumont for the launch of the Italian translation of his book “The Bilingual Revolution:” La Rivoluzione Bilingue, Il futuro dell’istruzione in due lingue, TBR Books, 2019.

Discussion will be followed by a toast to the growing Italian bilingualism initiatives in NYC!

This event is organized by InItaliano in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Consulate General in NY and CALEC.

RSVP directly on Eventbrite

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Entrance: Free

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Book Launch: Die bilinguale Revolution

Join us for the book launch of Die bilinguale Revolution.

The book launch has  been scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm:

We´ve also put up an event on the Goethe-Institut NY page on Facebook.

Please help spread the word and see you all next year!

The book is available on all major online retailers and on

All the best,


Ajkuna Hoppe

Educational Liaison/Bildungskooperation Deutsch

Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Tel.: +1 (212) 439-8704