The Silent Books project is an initiative by the Italian section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) that showcases wordless picture books. IBBY is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. The initial project was created as a response to the need for books on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the destination for many refugees fleeing North Africa and the Middle East. The project has had enormous resonance in many countries and the collections have been widely exhibited internationally, showcasing stories from around the globe that can be shared with children of any language.
The 2019 collection comprises 67 books from 16 countries including Belgium, Japan, Argentina, United Arab Emirates and more. View this special display of the Silent Books until Sunday 7 March at the State Library in Brisbane.
An Insight into Silent Books
A special ZOOM Meeting will be presented by Dr Robin Morrow and Margot Lindgren on Saturday 13 March 11 – 11.30am. At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to view several recently published Silent Books and you will learn more about the IBBY Silent Books project which began in 2012. Register your interest via the email link on this page.
See you at the Library.
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services