Dienstag 05. April 2016 11.30 Uhr
Panel Discussion
Bologna Children's Book Fair
Authors' Cafe (Hall 29/30)

Each Language has a different view on the world. Multilingualism in picture books

Multilingualism in picture books still plays a negligible role within the German speaking book market. Reflecting the immense migration movement, the panel discusses about the impact on multilingual children’s literature. Is the comparatively small market about to change? Why is a story printed in a two language or multi language version, but not monolingual? Which intercultural potential can be offered by multilingual picture books? Is the attempt to achieve more than merely linguistic competence or have multilingual picture books the ability to contribute to integration?

On the panel:
Sonja Matheson, Director of Baobab Books, Switzerland
Ulrich Störiko-Blume, Literary agent, Germany

Dr. Christiane Raabe, Director of the International Youth Library










Panel Discussion

Our stand is in
Hall 29/ B56