Donation to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund by Otter-Barry Books

by | Apr 28, 2021 | IBBY NEWS

Front cover of Migrations: Open Hearts Open Borders

IBBY UK are delighted to announce a significant donation by Otter-Barry Books to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund.

The Fund provides support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disaster, by the provision of book collections and reading and storytelling projects.

 Janetta Otter-Barry writes:

We are proud to donate to IBBY UK royalty income of £2,000 from the sales of our book Migrations, Open Hearts Open Borders. Published in association with the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at the University of Worcester, this beautiful book features pictures and messages from 50 illustrators across the world, highlighting the plight of refugees and migrants. The worldwide network of IBBY members helped to reach many of the illustrators who contributed.

We hugely admire IBBY, their Children in Crisis fund and support for the rebuilding of libraries in Lebanon, and all their work with refugees. It is an honour to support the outstanding contribution of IBBY to world literacy and education. Migrations is available to buy for £9.99 direct from or through your local bookseller.

Tobias Hickey of the ICPBS adds:

The ICPBS are delighted that proceeds from the book have directly supported the IBBY Children in Crisis fund. Our Migrations project’s success was built upon working and collaborating with our friends, such as IBBY and Otter Barry Books, in a common cause to shine a light upon the issues and challenges migrating people face. The Migrations exhibition continues to travel the world and currently resides at the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Some of the contributing artists are featured in a series of films available here:

Youth Library:

Sean Tann introduces the show and the topic of migration:

Axel Scheffler on the exhibition:

Piet Groebler: