THE ACTIONS FOR HEROES: COPING WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THROUGH MY HERO IS YOU CHILDREN’S STORYBOOK AND ITS INDONESIAN TRANSLATION
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people around the world very significantly. As there are changes and problems arise, there must be a way to understand and cope with this pandemic. One way to cope with this condition and better understand this Covid-19 pandemic is children’s literature and translation. A children’s storybook entitled My Hero is You developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG) aims to help children understand and come to terms with Covid-19 by illustrating several actions to cope with this pandemic. This storybook has been translated into Indonesian, and as the original and translated version must have the same message in both, the Indonesian version must be equivalent to the original work. Thus, this study aims to observe the terms related to the Covid-19 pandemic in My Hero is You children’s storybook and also its Indonesian translation and classify them into several actions. Furthermore, determining the equivalence of the Indonesian translation of the terms and actions related to the Covid-19 pandemic in My Hero is You children’s storybook is also conducted to decide whether or not it is easy to be read and understood by the target readers, both children and adults. The qualitative method is applied in this research, i.e., the library method to analyze the equivalence. The result shows that in the Indonesian translation of My Hero is You; the Covid-19 pandemic-related terms are translated by using a dynamic equivalence to achieve good communication between the author and the readers for the message from the author about the actions to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic can be well understood primarily by children as the targeted readers.