2012 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Awards to Abuelas Cuentacuentos (Argentina)

We´re happy because of The 2012 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Awards was to Abuelas Cuentacuentos in Argentina members of Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos-International Storytelling Network and SIPAR in Cambodia.

Abuelas Cuentacuentos (the Grandmother Storytelling Program) is organized by the Mempo Giardinelli Foundation, and trains older people to read stories to children. Volunteers participate in programs in schools throughout the city of Resistencia in northeastern Argentina, promoting reading to thousands of the poorest children, many of them living in marginal communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to Abuelas Cuentacuentos and SIPAR.

The International Board on Books for Young People announced the winners of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards from the Bologna Book Fair on Monday. María Teresa Andruetto from Argentina has won the 2012 Author Award and Peter Sís from the Czech Republic has won the 2012 Illustrator Award. Andruetto and Sís will receive their awards at the IBBY Congress in London on August 25.

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