Illustrator Ledia Kostandini is honored by the international board of children's books, for the images published in Albania
Ledia Kostandini has been selected by the international board for books for children and young people IBBY for her illustrations in the publication "Magic Dragon Soup" by Stela Mcconaghy and Matilda Vangjeli, published by Mediaprint Publishing House.
The IBBY Honor List - The International Board of Honor Books for Children and Youth, is a biennial activity honoring prominent writers, illustrators and translators from countries on this list. of the International Youth Book Board to promote and promote international understanding and cooperation through children's literature.The titles are selected by national juries, which propose a book for each of the categories in question.
The catalog and books would be presented for the first time during the thirty-seventh Congress / Meeting of the International Book Youth Board, to be held in Moscow last September. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this Congress / Meeting was postponed to September 10-12, 2021. The books would also be on display at the International Children's Book Board stand during the Bologna Book Fair in 2021, but the fair did not managed to be realized. All these books will be exhibited and officially presented during September in Moscow. In the impossibility of promotions in the foreseen activities the board has asked all authors, illustrators and translators selected for 2020 to send a photo of themselves along with the selected book! On their website IBBY has exhibited with photos and made a summary to get acquainted with the creators of these wonderful books! Among them stands out and our talented illustrator Ledia Kostandini.