as i look for books from different countries, how should i categorize a book under the specific country?
should it be by the original publisher -- if so, how do i know where and who the original publication was with? should it be by the nationalilty of the author or the illustrator -- if so, what if the author or illustrator is a mixture of different nationalities or what if the parents are a certain nationality but s/he was born in yet a different country ... does that country count? what if the book was written for a "tourist" audience instead of their native children and how would i know? then again, wouldn't that also apply for US books that is trying to share the culture of an immigrant family? it's a bit confusing to nail down one right answer.
so my decision is that i'll take it one book at a time. part of my goal is for my child and i to learn about different cultures around the world. so i'll do what i can to find variety and take it from there!