Throughout each year, the
language specialists (Lektoren) at the Internationale Jugendbibliothek
(International Youth Library / IYL) select recently published books that
they consider especially noteworthy. This »premium label« is given to books of
international interest that deserve a wider reception on account of their
universal theme and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and
literary style and design.
Because the collections of the International Youth Library consist exclusively of books we receive from publishers, institutions, organisations, and other friends of the IYL around the world, only review and donation copies qualify for the selection of the »White Ravens«. To offer a broad range of publications, we attempt to present titles from as many different publishing houses as possible. Unfortunately, not all publishing houses that consistently and generously supply the IYL with their books can be featured here every year. We cordially thank each and every one of them for their shipments of books!