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PBBY tries to hold at least one meeting per month which normally includes: discussion of various matters related to children’s literature, a get together with a local or foreign writer, a presentation or discussion of a book and the discussion of a draft story of a Palestinian writer.
PBBY tries when possible, to implement activities which promote intercultural exchange and international solidarity.

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Sonia Nimer (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
On May 17th 2013 PBBY held a meeting was with the writer Sonia Nimr to discuss her new young adult novel “Strange Trips in Alien Countries” Sonia spoke how she came to write the story and how circumstances had her leave it for years; but now she is preparing to write the second volume. The (...)


Editing Workshop, 2007 (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
Editing Workshop, Ramallah, Palestine, October 2007 The importance of this editing workshop, (was supported by IBBY Yamada Program), is that it is the first in the Arab countries. Thus acknowledging the importance of editing for a better quality of children books. The editing workshop was led (...)


Meeting: Anne Carter (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
The lPBBY meeting with the Canadian writer to discuss her book The Shepherd’s Granddaughter. The writer Sameh Abboushi introduced the writer and led the discussions The Shepherd’s Granddaughter was published by Groundwood Books. Part of the royalties went to IBBY-Palestine ‘Children in Crisis’ (...)


Highlights: Reading Culture in Occupied Palestine (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
PBBY Workshops: In October 2012 PBBY held two workshops in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to discuss the Palestinian experience in encouraging a reading culture among children. The participants consisted of librarians from public and school libraries, educators, and children’s literature (...)


Meeting with N Espanioli (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
PBBY hosted on May 2nd 2011 a meeting with Nabeela Espanioli Director of Al-Tufula Center in Nazareth. Nabeela spoke about the foundation of the center the mission and the publications and its role in promoting Palestinian national identity. An intersting discussion followed and all attendant (...)


Meeting with M Badarneh (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
IBBY hosts Badarneh the writer & publisher PBBY hosted the writer and publisher Mohammad Badarneh, director of Friends of Arab Children Society which was established in 1986 in Haifa. Badarneh spoke about the mission of the Society and its long rich history. He also spoke about the (...)


Gardens of Hope (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
Gardens of Hope is a collaborative publication between IBBY Palestien and Kalimat publishing in Sharjah. The stories were written by Palestinian children during the Israeli aggression on Gaza 2008-9 the illustrations by children of the UAE. The cover and design was donated by the tunisian (...)


Reading and Creativity (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
Is there a relationship between creativity and reading? By these words, Dr Sharif Kanaana, a well known anthropologist opened the panel organized by PBBY in cooperation with Tamer Institute during ICBD week. The panel hosted three prominent writers who spoke about their childhood experiences: (...)


Meeting with two British writers (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
PBBY Meeting with the writers Anthony Robinson & Annemarie Young Date : 20/05/2013 PBBY hosted in cooperation with Tamer Institute the writers Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young who talked about their experience in writing stories for children in crisis situations. Anthony Robinson and (...)


Astrid Lindgren Centenary (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014
In 2007 PBBY organized three very interesting workshops on the occasion of Astrid Lindgren Centenary; each workshop discussed one of her most popular books. translated to Arabic and widely read by the children. the stories were Pippi Longstocking; The Brothers Lionheart; Mio, My Son In (...)


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