We are thrilled to announce that The White Ravens list for 2020 has been announced, and that on of our books, "Karapat dapat: Bata, Alamin ang Iyong Mga Karapatan! (Child, Know Your Rights!)" by May Tobias Papa, and brought to life by the illustrators of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, has been selected as among the 200 best children's and young adult's literature books of 2020 - IN THE WORLD.
The White Ravens list is an annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature, put together by the International Youth Library. The list is published just prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors.
The selections are made by the language specialists of the International Youth Library with the assistance of children’s book experts from all over the world. The books are selected for the list on the basis of the universal relevance of the topics, their literary and pictorial qualities, or their innovative approaches or design. The recommendation list aims to promote quality in children's books and has become an increasingly useful tool for those interested in looking beyond national borders.
Here is their description for the book:
"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which served as the inspiration for this book, was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989. In spite of being ratified by the Philippines a year later, the publishers see it as necessary to take a stand and educate Filipino children about their rights at a time where the very value of human rights is questioned. All the convention's 54 articles are re-written in child-friendly language. Selected passages directly address young readers and are beautifully illustrated by the country's best book illustrators. Readers find extra pages interleaved that can be coloured in or used as game boards. This book is the fruit of the collaboration between CANVAS, a non-profit organization that promotes children's literacy and runs the One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children campaign to donate books to disadvantaged communities, and 21 members of Ang INK, the Philippines' children's book illustrators organization. (Age: 6+)"
This recognition was made possible by the continued support and belief in our mission of people like you. Thank you very much! This honor is as much yours as ours. :-)
Some of the members of AngINK