UNESCO’s visit to IBBY Palestine

UNESCO Delegation Visit to the Library of IBBY Palestine in Gaza Handing Khitam her prize for winning UNESCO’s "World Tales" competition Giovanni SCEPI Head of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Palestine, and Youssef Al-Ejla, Head of UNESCO Office visited PBBY Shawka give Khitam al-Hissi the (...)

A Land Fueled by People and Stones

This moving piece by writer Dima Sehwail written during the 2008-9 war on Gaza it was published in IBBY 33rd Congress book and of the few items read in one of the plenary sessions A land fueled by people and stones Faces of people in my country Their fingers Legs Hands And tongues will (...)


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Palestinian IBBY Honour List Winners

Tuesday 19 April 2022 by Rania
By Jehan Helou The Palestinian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has announced the Palestinian entries on the 2022 Honour List that features a selection of outstanding recently published books and constitutes one of the most prestigious international (...)

The Innovative Winners from Palestine of IBBY Honour List 2022

Sunday 27 February 2022 by Rania
IBBY/Palestine (the International Board of Books for the Young People) would like to congratulate the winners of IBBY Honour List 2022 for their outstanding books on authorship, translation and illustration in addition to the book publishers. NABILA ESPANIOLY - Author of "Farashat al-Naserah" (...)

The nightmares Palestinian children live

Wednesday 5 January 2022 by Rania
Below are the heart breaking live testimonies by children and their mothers reflecting the long hours of horror they endured facing imminent death during the 2021 aggression Gaza. In our libraries in Gaza we encourage children to write about the daily lives about their experiences, and their (...)

Seasons Greetings From Ibby Palestine

Monday 20 December 2021 by Rania
Our Wishes for a Better, Kinder and Peaceful World!

Creative Writing Training

Wednesday 10 November 2021 by Rania
Creative Writing Training The International Board on Books for Young People – Children in Crisis Introduction PBBY made a training session in creative writing with distributing the novel ‘Diamond’ to the children by the writer Hani el Salimi who made the training. The training was done in Al (...)

Free illustrations by the Children of Al-Shawka Library

Wednesday 20 October 2021 by Rania
More to come after the special illustration workshop.

37th "IBBY" Congress in Moscow - Honour List

Monday 27 September 2021 by Rania
Warm Congratulations to the Winners of the "Honour List" from Palestine With great success, the 37th "IBBY" Congress ended its work in Moscow, after being postponed for a whole year because ofCovid-19 pandemic. The distinguished books of the winners of the “Honour List” for 2020, for the (...)

IBBY Palestine summer camp in al Ataa Library

Wednesday 8 September 2021 by Rania
IBBY Palestine organized a summer camp of cultural and entertainment activities, in al Ataa library; whereby 200 children from both sexes (100 each week). Children were divided 50 children for each of the two periods, morning and an evening. Activities were varied, different and included five (...)

Khitam from IBBY library in Gaza is a laureate in UNESCO ISF "WORLD TALES"

Monday 9 August 2021 by Rania
IBBY Palestine was very happy to receive the followig letter to Khitam Hissi : Dear Khitam al-Hissi, We hope that this email finds you and your loved ones well and healthy in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to you to inform you that your entry to the UNESCO (...)

Jerusalem Tales The Children of Gaza & Jerusalem together in Creativity & Hope

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Noor
IPBBY initiated a creative writing training for children in cooperation with Al Saraya Center for Community Services in Jerusalem. Many children were happy to write stories reflecting their reality. The stories were spontaneous and reflected their aspirations to have their voice reach the wider (...)

Covid-19 in Gaza IBBY & Friends Respond to Gaza Children’s Pain and Needs

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
Three days ago we had the alarming news that Gaza Hospitals Occupancy has Reached 100% with the surge of Coronavirus Cases. This reflected a very dangerous situation in the Israeli besieged Gaza. There were closures in the spring, but then the Covid -19 was contained through the quarantining (...)

Children Writings #2 Sad Return to School

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
I wish siege on Gaza is lifted & the crisis of UNRWA solved Hala Abed 10 years How I wished the school would start because for me, it is the place of love, happiness and fun, where we meet new friends. But because of the economic situation of the Palestinian people, the bad situation of (...)

Covid-19 Drawings

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
Children expressing their feelings towards Covid-19 in drawings.

Summer Camp after Israeli Aggression 2021 - We Will Rise

Monday 26 July 2021 by Rania
IBBY Palestine in cooperation with the United Palestinian Appeal implemented a very successful summer camp for four hundred boys and girls at Al Shawka Library in Rafah- Gaza. The aim of this activity was to support and relieve psychological distress after the horror experienced by the (...)

The Human Cost of Drone Warfare

Monday 31 May 2021 by Rania
Very expressive and depressing stories, written by the children of IBBY libraries in Gaza, about their traumatic experience with the horrific Drones that do not leave their sky! The Drone is An Industry to Hurt Humanity Abla (Librarian of al Ata’a Library The size of the drone cannot be (...)

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