The 2017 Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi continues its tour on the winners’ side, David Cirici and Luigi Garlando. Thanks to the cooperation between the Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Bologna’s Salaborsa Library, the Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi reaches many schools in Bologna: children could “adopte” one of the ten shortlisted books, meet their authors and prepare the projects in order to participate to the contest "Critici in erba". The projects were examined by a jury composed by Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children's Book Fair Exhibition Manager), Luciana Cavina (Corriere di Bologna), Emanuela Giampaoli (La Repubblica Bologna), Nicoletta Gramantieri (from Salaborsa library), Milena Minelli (owner of bookshop in Vignola “Il Castello” and member of the Scientific Committee of Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi) and Pierfrancesco Pacoda (Il Resto del Carlino).
We are glad to announce that the winners of this contest are two classes from the Istituto Comprensivo 12, in particular class 5 ^ A of Primary School “Padre Marella” for the category +6, and the class 3^ D of the Secondary School “Luigi Carlo Farini” for category +11. They receveid each book of the 2017 edition of the Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi, so that they can create their own school library.
The ceremony was held at the presence of Franco Boni, President of BolognaFiere, Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager of Bologna Children's Book Fair, the teachers of the two classes, Paola Resmini and Mirca Casella, and Filomena Massaro, Head of the Istituto Comprensivo 12.