16 March 2007

Astrid Lindgren Award

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2007 goes to the Venezuelan institution Banco del Libro.

The jury’s motivation is as follows:

"In a true pioneering spirit, with ingenuity and a sheer determination, the Banco del Libro has constantly sought new ways of disseminating books and promoting reading among children in Venezuela. Enthusiasm, professionalism, closeness to the children and a refreshing lack of bureaucracy are the hallmarks of the Banco del Libro’s work, whether in shanty towns, mountain villages, universities or out in cyberspace."

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