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Chatting with Ethiopian secondary school students about CODE's Burt Awards.
CODE's Burt Awards for Young Adult Literature
Recognizes outstanding young adult literature in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Caribbean, as well as YA by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. The program addresses an ongoing shortage of relevant, quality works for young readers in each region, and has led to the production of nearly 200,000 copies of 75 new titles. CODE also supports the development of books for primary school students, teacher training, school libraries, and emerging publishing industries.
One of more than 70 national sections of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organization that supports access to books and literacy programs, highlights high quality children's literature through its prestigious awards, and recognizes the power of children’s books to bridge cultures and promote peace.
IBBY's Children in Crisis Fund
Provides support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder, or natural disaster. The two main activities that are supported by the fund are the therapeutic use of books and storytelling in the form of bibliotherapy, and the creation or replacement of collections of selected books that are appropriate to the situation.