After decades of princesses, over recent years children's publishing has revolutionized female figures, bringing strong, competent and independent stories at the centre of storytelling. There now exists an array of books on world-famous female figures from all fields, from science and politics to fashion and the arts.
Today, the issue of women and of "great women" has become absolutely essential. This will be discussed at the event organized by BCBF TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE. Women in Children's Books (April 2nd, Sala Concerto, 3 pm) with a special round table that will bring together female illustrators, authors, journalists and publishers from all over the world: Bodour Al Qasimi, Vice President of IPA – International Publishers Association, publisher of Kalimat (United Arab Emirates); Marta Breen, author, 2019 BolognaRagazzi Award Mention in the Non-Fiction category (Norway); Ana Albero, illustrator (Spain); Gillian Engberg, editorial consultant (USA); Beatrice Masini, author and editorial director, Bompiani (Italy); Olga Maeots, literary critic (Russia); Sophie Gallo-Selva, publisher of Les petites moustaches (France); Vichi de Marchi, journalist and author (Italy); Susan Wood, author (USA); Isabel Sanchez Vegara, author (Spain). Coordinating the talk will be the Children's Books Editor of the New York Times Maria Russo (USA).
The participation of Spanish artists Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Ana Albero is supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility Grants.