“The stories we tell, write and read can change lives.”

An evening with PRAESA, the 2015 ALMA Winner, at the International Youth Library

Every year in late spring, the International Youth Library has the great pleasure to present the new Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) winner to a German audience. PRAESA, the 2015 winners, travelled to Schloss Blutenburg in Munich on 3rd June. For them, the Munich visit was the conclusion to a busy ALMA award week in Sweden, which had been filled with school visits, interviews and presentations, including the grand prize giving ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall just two nights before.

Carole Bloch and Ntombizanele Mahobe from Praesa.

Carole Bloch and Ntombizanele Mahobe from Praesa.

PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is an organisation that promotes reading and literature for young people in different languages. For more than twenty years PRAESA has combined latest research with creative methods to find new ways to make children in South Africa discover the joy of books and storytelling not only in English and Afrikaans but also – and most importantly – in their mother tongues. Weiterlesen

PM: ALMA 2015, PRAESA zu Gast am 3. Juni

Der Gewinner des Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards (ALMA) 2015 kommt am 3. Juni 2015 zu einer Festveranstaltung in die Internationale Jugendbibliothek. Weiterlesen