101 Book Exhibition 2010/2011

The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched the second edition of the 101 Books Exhibition.  The exhibition aims to provide a broad audience of children in the Arab world with access to quality story books recently published and written in Arabic. The exhibition is organised in the framework of the Arab Children Literature programme being implemented in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. 

Publishing Houses and NGO’s producing story books for children in the Arabic language were invited to nominate titles to be included in the exhibition. Books nominated by the publishing house or NGO were screened and evaluated by a committee that will select the 101 titles to be included in the exhibition.  Among the 101 titles, an Honour List has been announced of the ten best books/series.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Books should be original works of fiction.  Retellings of classic fairy tales or folklore are excluded as well as portrayals of historical (including religious) events and personalities.
  • Books should be published in the years 2008 -2010.  Reprints of books originally published prior to this date are not eligible.
  • Books should be written in the Arabic language.  Translated books are not eligible.
  • Books should be creative, enjoyable and of high artistic quality.
  • Activity books, scientific and reference books for children are not eligible.
  • Books that promote racism, intolerance or hatred of any kind will be immediately disqualified.
  • Books should target a variety of age groups from 0 to 18.
  • Books should be in print and available in the market.
  • Self-published books are not eligible.

The titles chosen by the evaluation committee will be included in the 101 Book Exhibition, an itinerant exhibition to be organized in the five focus countries of the programme.  The exhibition will be accompanied by cultural events, storytelling sessions, book readings, etc.

Focus Countries
03/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Implemented by: 
Anna Lindh Foundation, Integrated Care Society, Egypt, Tamer Institute for Community Development, Palestine, Assabil Firends of Public Libraries Association, Lebanon, The Arab Foundation for Sustainable Development (Ruwwad), Jordan