Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2018

by | Mar 26, 2018 | IBBY NEWS

Congratulations to Les Doigts Qui Rêvent (Reading fingers), winner of the 2018 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award

Sunjidmaa Jamba (Mongolia), chair of the Jury for the 2018 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award announced the winner of the 2018 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award on 26 March at Bologna Book Fair.

The IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award is given biennially to one group or institution whose outstanding activities are judged to be making a lasting contribution to reading promotion programmes for children and young people.

The winner Les Doigts Qui Rêvent (LDQR) was created in 1993 as a response a lack of access to Tactile illustrated Books (TiBs) for visually impaired children in France, Europe and the world. The idea was to create and produce TiBs that would be accessible to blind children with the same level of quality as books published for sighted children. Books that are crucial to help blind children in their familial and social inclusion. Books that can be found in the same cultural places where the sighted find their books, such as in school and public libraries.

IBBY UK’s nomination for the 2018 award was Beanstalk, a charity providing one-to-one literacy support in early years settings and primary schools to children who have fallen behind with their reading.