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Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2022

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EVENT TITLE Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2022
IBBY Executive Committee
DATE 5 - 8 Sep 2022
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
LOCATION Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
CONTACT NO  +41 61 272 29 17
FAX +41 61 272 27 57
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The main theme for the Congress is “The Power of Stories”, which refers to the bridges between different cultures through common stories across the world. It intends to show how powerful a children’s book can be in matter of understanding oneself and others, its own culture and that of the world.
The programme organizers have divided this theme into various subthemes, which, while not exhaustive, aim to guide potential speakers in their choice of topics.
The subthemes are:
- Cognitive Power in Children’s Development (Roles of books and stories in cognitive development; Language, Learning and Literacy; Story-based approaches to teaching and learning; Learning disabilities; Reading for pleasure.)
Stories for Healing for Children and Young Adult (Bibliotherapy for children and young adult; Creative writing and reading; Reading and books for children with disabilities.)
- Power of Visual and Oral Presentation in Children’s and Young Adult Stories (Topics related to picture books, illustration, video, graphic, animation and multimedia; Storytelling as a performance art/art form; Power of spoken word, text, audio, or other artifacts, i.e. original multimedia.)
- Bridging Divides in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Multicultural and multilingual themes in literature; National and transnational themes in literature; Translations and communication; Diversity and inclusivity in multicultural society, including Indigenous representation; Oral to written tradition; Multimedia for bridging traditional oral literature with modern technology.)
- Identity and Values in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Individual, communal and cultural identity in literature; Community and nation building in literature; National Literature focusing on children’s issues; Immigrant and emigrant experiences in children’s and young adult literature; Universal values in children’s and young adult literature; Sustainability of culture and family in children’s and young adult literature.)
- Empathy and Memory in Story and Storytelling (Cognitive/emotional Empathy, empathy for in-group and out-group members and empathy with positive and negative consequences; Youth literature as social activism; Representation of memory in children’s experience; Virtues, moral values, humanistic values, etc. in children’s and young adult literature.)

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