Youngsters honoring Astrid Lindgren's 100th birthday
Swedish award

Children’s Book Prize to Palestinians

The winner of this year’s Astrid Lindgren award in memory of the late Swedish writer of children’s books is a Palestinian institute promoting reading and community education in the West Bank and Gaza.

The motivation maintains that the Tamer Institute has for 2 decades stimulated Palestinian youngsters’ desire to read despite harsh conditions - using the power of books to strengthen courage, identity and tolerance.

The Swedish prize is the biggest in the world for authors of children’s books, libraries and literature-promoting organizations and is valued at 700,000 US dollars.

The Swedish state created the award in honor of the world-famous Swedish creator of Pippi Longstocking, Carlsson on the Roof and other literary characters.

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