International Children’s Book Day is on 2nd April

The Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020 (author) was awarded to Jacqueline Woodson (USA), and the Illustrator Award was awarded to Albertine (Switzerland).

International Children’s Book Day is on 2nd April

03 April 2021 Current Affairs:International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) has been held every year on April 2 by the International Non-profit Organization International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) since 1967 to inspire people’s love for reading and arouse people’s attention to children’s books.
Highlights:
♦ Each and every year, a different national department of International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has the opportunity to become an international sponsor of ICBD and decide on a theme.
♦ The purpose of this day is to celebrate and inspire the love of reading, and to focus on children’s books.
♦ The first ICBD was established in 1967. The ICBD poster information was written by Cuban-American writer Margarita Engle, and the poster was designed by Brazilian illustrator Roger Mello.
♦ The Author Award has been awarded since 1956, and the Illustrator Award has been awarded since 1966. The award includes a gold medal and a diploma, which will be awarded at the festival celebration of the biennial IBBY conference.
♦ The Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020 (author) was awarded to Jacqueline Woodson (USA), and the Illustrator Award was awarded to Albertine (Switzerland).
 

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