Barbara Genco wrote an article about the recent USBBY conference for School Library Journal. An excerpt on the social justice presentations:

Two presentations highlighted IBBY’s mission of social justice, with the association’s President Patsy Aldana, founder of Canada’s Groundwood Books speaking movingly of the IBBY’s Children in Crisis Initiative, developed to support kids whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder, or natural disaster. USBBY Executive Secretary Ellis Vance described the Special Project Fund, which supports literacy projects worldwide. An inspiring panel of activists rounded out the afternoon, including children’s librarian Yohannes Gebregeorgis, creator of the nonprofit Ethiopia Reads, who spoke about how his nonprofit organization is improving literacy and creating a culture of reading in the African nation.

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