The 56th Anniversary of Children’s Book Council (CBC) foundation was held on March 10, 2019. In this ceremony, the Vol. 18 of The Encyclopedia for Young People (since 1980) was unveiled. Also winners of “The Little Black Fish” And “Abbas Yamini-sharif” Awards and CBC volunteers were honored.
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 1962. CBC carries out its cultural and research activities in the field of children’s literature on a non-profit basis relying solely on voluntary contributions of time and labor. It joined the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in 1964 and represents the Iranian National Section.
CBC is active in introducing and promoting Iranian children’s literature in other countries. It enjoys close ties with IBBY as the Iranian National Section; it has concluded agreements with both BIB and IYL; it implements projects with UNICEF and UNHCR, as well. The CBC anniversary motto:
56 Years Hand in Hand With Children & young adults throug the shining light of books