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PBBY tries to hold at least one meeting per month which normally includes: discussion of various matters related to children’s literature, a get together with a local or foreign writer, a presentation or discussion of a book and the discussion of a draft story of a Palestinian writer.
PBBY tries when possible, to implement activities which promote intercultural exchange and international solidarity.

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LAP meeting with PBBY (Palestine: Activities)

Friday 10 April 2015 by admin
During the second visit of a delegation of ‘Librarians and Archivists with Palestine’ (LAP) to the Palestinian Occupied Territory IBBY Palestine arranged for a meeting with the delegation on April 6th, 2015 . After the introduction of attendees, LAP delegates spoke briefly about their (...)


One Book – Many Communities ‘Mornings in Jenin’ (Palestine: Activities)

Friday 3 April 2015 by admin
Report on One Book – Many Communities ‘Mornings in Jenin’ End of January 2015 IBBY Palestinian Section held its meeting in the afternoon at Tamer Institute. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the book ‘Mornings in Jenin’ by Suzan Abulhawa which was the first book to be read by Librarians (...)


Bisharat reviews the book of H Abdallah (Palestine: Activities)

Thursday 26 March 2015 by admin2
IBBY-Palestine held its monthly meeting February 2015. There was a review of story by the Lebanese poet and writer Hassan Abdullah titled " The Hen of the Displaced House" presented by Ahlam Bsharat. The full review is in the Arabic section. Pictures from the meeting. Click on image to (...)


Majdi Shomali (Palestine: Activities)

Thursday 26 March 2015 by admin
Meeting at Tamer’s Institute " The Importance of Time and place in the Plot."


Reading Culture- Palestinian Children in Lebanon 2 (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY is keen to support the culture of reading among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon, when possible. Reading for joy is very vital with the very difficult situation our children endure and the deterioration of the education system standards. A symbolic fund was donated to the National (...)


Reading among Palestinian Children in Lebanon (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Encouraging the Culture of Reading among Palestinian Refugee Children in Lebanon Implemented by PBBY in cooperation with Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts Supported by IBBY- Yamada Fund 2010 A detailed report by the Consultant/Trainer in response . First let me tell you that this (...)


Biennial Repots (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Every two year IBBY requests from all national sections to prepare their biennial reports according to a standard format All reports are combined in one report which is distributed in the biennial IBBY Congress, and is posted with each national section report on www.ibby.org Below we are (...)


Meeting with Ulf Stark (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
The Swedish writer ULf Stark was invited by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture. PBBY organized a joint meeting with the Ministry and al Qattan Foundation in which Ulf Stark gave a very interesting talk about his books mainly the book “Can You Whistle, (...)


Elsa Marston (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Marston in Palestine! In 2009 Elsa Marston visited Palestine for olive picking and to visit PBBY and implement some activities with them. It turned to be a very rich visit. PBBY organized a public lecture where Elsa spoke about the picture of Palestinians in American children literature. (...)


Luciana Savaget (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Meeting with the Brazilian writer In autumn 2009 PBBY and Tamer Institute hosted the Brazilian writer Luciana Savaget, it was her second trip to Palestine. The meeting was to discuss the Book of Luciana “Operation Rescue Baghdad” which is against the war on Iraq. The book was published in (...)


Kanaana on Folk Tales (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Dr Kanaana on Folk Tales. PBBY hosted Dr Sharif Kanaana who gave a very interesting talk, which was an over view about folk tales and children’s fairy tales around the world . He reflected on the Migration of these stories giving concrete examples pointing to the different versions of (...)


Safa Ameer (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY hosted in 2011 the writer Safa Ameer to discuss her two new books Come Play with Me and Omar & Haha, the former had won the prize of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture for children and was short listed for Itasalt Prize in al Sharjah .. the two books are published by Tamer Institute. (...)


Variety of Meetings (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Variety of Meetings There were many interesting meetings with Palestinian writers and experts that were not documented in soft copies. • Very important meetings were with the Palestinian writers in which they talked about their life in writing and how they grow up to become writers. This was (...)


Honour List Celebration (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
October 17, 2012 PBBY and Tamer Institute for Community Education organized a celebration in honour of Palestinian writers, illustrators and translators whose works deserved the IBBY Honour-list for the years 2010-2012. This took place during the Palestinian book fair in Ramallah. Those who (...)


Launchining "When the Golden Fish Stopped Dancing” (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Palestinian Peace Story in Arabic PBBY was happy to be part of the Peace Story that came to birth in 2010 as a result of Nami Island initiative and successful cooperation with IBBY International and 22 IBBY National sections. We tried to have this lovely book translated to Arabic but could not (...)


Sonia Nimer (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
On May 17th 2013 PBBY held a meeting was with the writer Sonia Nimr to discuss her new young adult novel “Strange Trips in Alien Countries” Sonia spoke how she came to write the story and how circumstances had her leave it for years; but now she is preparing to write the second volume. The (...)


Editing Workshop, 2007 (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Editing Workshop, Ramallah, Palestine, October 2007 The importance of this editing workshop, (was supported by IBBY Yamada Program), is that it is the first in the Arab countries. Thus acknowledging the importance of editing for a better quality of children books. The editing workshop was led (...)


Meeting: Anne Carter (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
The lPBBY meeting with the Canadian writer to discuss her book The Shepherd’s Granddaughter. The writer Sameh Abboushi introduced the writer and led the discussions The Shepherd’s Granddaughter was published by Groundwood Books. Part of the royalties went to IBBY-Palestine ‘Children in Crisis’ (...)


Highlights: Reading Culture in Occupied Palestine (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY Workshops: In October 2012 PBBY held two workshops in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to discuss the Palestinian experience in encouraging a reading culture among children. The participants consisted of librarians from public and school libraries, educators, and children’s literature (...)


Meeting with N Espanioli (Palestine: Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY hosted on May 2nd 2011 a meeting with Nabeela Espanioli Director of Al-Tufula Center in Nazareth. Nabeela spoke about the foundation of the center the mission and the publications and its role in promoting Palestinian national identity. An intersting discussion followed and all attendant (...)


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