The Asia Foundation’s Let’s Read Initiative has just released eight freely downloadable storybooks in the Khmer language (spoken by Cambodians). You can download them here – click on “Books.”

As ELL teachers know, there are many benefits to having students read in their home language, as well as in English (see The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs).

You can read more about the books project at the NBC News story, Volunteers Work to Give Kids in Cambodia Books in Their ‘Mother Tongue.’

Here’s an interesting video on the project, too. I’m hoping they replicate it in others Asian countries….

I’m adding this info to The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books.