International Language Collection

The International Language Collection (ILC) is located on the 2nd floor of YDL's Whittaker Road facility. You may request that books be sent to any other YDL location for pickup. The collection contains both adult fiction and nonfiction and is arranged by language.  Within each language, fiction is arranged by the author's last name; nonfiction is arranged by the Dewey catalog number.

Languages currently available in this collection include Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Hindi, Italian (adding in 2015), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil.  Periodically other languages may be added according to the changing needs of the community.  Materials in other languages may also be obtained via our Interlibrary Loan service: visit or call any branch for additional information or assistance.

To locate ILC titles in the YDL online catalog, enter which of the ILC languages you wish to view in the search box (example: Arabic language materials) or access the World Languages and Literacy Subject Guide on the YDL website, and click on the link for the language materials of your choice.

The World Languages & Literacy Subject Guide also contains links to online language learning websites and other resources. 

YDL welcomes your suggestions for new materials to add to the International Language Collection.  Please fill out a "New Material Suggestions" form at any reference or check-out desk, on on the YDL website.

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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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