The International Youth Library’s “White Ravens”
A conversation about the renowned recommendation list with
Junko Yokota (USA)
Director, Center for Teaching through Children’s Books
Catherine Mitchell (Canada)
Jochen Weber (Germany)
Head of the IYL’s language sections
For the past 50 years, the language specialists at the International Youth Library in Munich have been scouring the world’s children’s book publications for particularly interesting, high quality books. They review their favourite titles in the annual recommendation list “The White Ravens” and present the books to publishers and other children’s literature professionals at the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna each spring. Canadian publishing consultant and foreign rights specialist Catherine Mitchell and Jochen Weber, head of the IYL’s language sections, talk to US children’s literature expert Junko Yokota about the history of “The White Ravens”, the importance of the list for the international children’s book scene, and the recent re-design of the catalogue.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
11.50 am, Author’s Café (between Halls 20 and 30)
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Throughout the fair, you have the opportunity to browse the White Ravenss 2014 selection and to chat with us about our activities and programmes at our stand: Hall 29 B 56