Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books for and about children and young people with disabilities. This biennial selection draws attention to books published around the world, in an extensive variety of languages and formats, that address special needs and situations and which encourage inclusion at every level.
For this outstanding selection, 159 books from 27 countries — including Russia, Argentina, Sweden and Japan — were submitted. Of these books, 50 were chosen as outstanding works.
Books selected as 2015 outstanding titles are featured in a print catalogue that will be launched at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy on March 30th. The 2015 catalogue will also be digitized and available online.
Outstanding titles become part of The IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. Consisting of 4000 multilingual books, this one-of-a-kind collection is located in Canada at North York Central Library, part of the Toronto Public Library system.