39th IBBY International Congress – Join the Revolution! Giving every child good books

Starter: Fredag 30. august 2024, kl. 08:00
Avsluttes: Søndag 1. september 2024, kl. 17:00
TCC Trieste Convention Center S.p.A.,

Main theme: Join the Revolution! Giving every child good books

The Congress aims to broaden the debate on good books, their intrinsic values and different genres, but also what we mean by literature and quality images, be these illustrations, wordless images, words that create images and meaning, like poetry, but also the linguistic completeness of narrative poetry.

Arrangør: IBBY

To know the people promoting good books and reading education – librarians, booksellers, publishers, authors, associations, institutions, schools, universities, and volunteers – is to help re-enforce their role.

The Congress also intends to include those directly involved in the book revolution: young readers. We hope that the presence of young delegates from Italy’s neighbouring countries, along with reports on the work done around the world with young readers to foster a collective intelligence – the prerequisite for mutual understanding between countries and cultures – will help us all approach life with strong limbs, alert minds, and open hearts.

The venue will be Trieste, a city famous for science and neuroscience – a uniquely appropriate place to explore the extent to which reading helps the brain to develop.

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