ILCL Exhibits Iranian Children's Books

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:22

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan, the International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) in Tokyo will exhibit Iranian children’s books.

The exhibition consists of three sections: “The Land of Poetry and Legend”, “Children’s Books in Iran” and “Illustrators and Authors of Children’s Books in Iran” that will be on view until July 21, the library has announced.

The exhibition also showcases books of poetry and legends that are important in Iranian culture, as well as works by a number of world-renowned Iranian illustrators.

In addition, Japanese translators of Persian children’s books Kiko Aiko and Saori Katagiri will attend a session the library will organize on June 16.

They are due to discuss the attraction of Iran’s children’s literature and the status of book reading in Iran. They will also introduce “Read with Me”, a program run by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature in Iran (IRHCLI) for the promotion of reading.

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