The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award candidates were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11 by the ALMA-jury chair Boel Westin. 246 candidates from 64 countries are nominated to the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award established by the Swedish government in 2002 to honor the Swedish children’s author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The object of the award is to increase interest in children’s and young people’s literature, and to promote children’s rights to culture on a global level.
This year, Read with Me has been nominated by four international organizations for the ALMA award. Children’s Book Council of Iran, International Literacy Association, Swiss Section of IBBY and the Flemish Branch of IBBY-Belgium, are organizations who have presented the Read with Me project as their nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019.
Read with Me was also nominated for ALMA award in 2017 and 2018.
The read with Me project won the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award in 2016.