Silent Books

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Sharing Wordless Picture Books across Cultures and Languages

in recognition of Human Rights Day

Monday, December 11, 2023

11am Central (via Zoom) – REGISTER HERE

In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving to the Italian island,Lampedusa, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), led by Deborah Soria, launched the project “Silent Books, from the world to Lampedusa and back” in 2012. The project involved creating the first library on Lampedusa to be used by local and immigrant children and annual Silent Book lists and exhibits that travel the globe.


Deborah Soria
Biblioteca IBBY lampedusa

Sponsored by the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection, UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with support from the Center for International Education and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies