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.
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