34th IBBY International Congress
34th IBBY International Congress, Mexico City, 10-13 September 2014.
The main theme of the 34th International Congress was inclusion - "may everyone really mean everyone". Authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers and academics across the world came together to reflect on the stereotypes in children’s literature, on the role of literature in building an inclusive culture and on the creation of art and literature from a standpoint of diversity. It considered inclusive models, strategies and practices, as well as common exclusion practices, in the promotion of reading.
Speakers included the UK's David Almond, Piet Grobler, Roger Mello, Roberto Innocenti amongst many others.