IBBY:s chef Patricia Aldana kommenterar årets pristagare

IBBY President Patricia Aldana today expressed delight on behalf of the world wide IBBY community that the 2007 ALMA prize will go to the Banco del Libro de Venezuela.

Patricia Aldana, IBBY PresidentShe congratulated the ALMA jury on selecting an outstanding organization that has worked for so many years in reading promotion and which has, in addition, been a pioneer in providing bibliotherapy for children in crisis.

"On behalf of IBBY I want to convey our heartfelt congratulations to the ALMA committee for their choice of winner for this year’s award. The Banco del Libro is one of the world’s outstanding institutions in the area of reading promotion.

And we believe that Astrid Lindgren herself would be delighted to see that this award given in her name is going to such a worthy cause.

This is a wonderful day for the IBBY community world wide. "

Patsy Aldana

President IBBY