Plenary Speeches

Plenary Programme of the 2008 IBBY Congress


09.00 - 10.30   Plenary Session 1

Fernando Savater, Spain

The Narrative Thinking

Torben Weinreich, Denmark

How children's literature has reflected actual history

– and how historical experiences have influenced stories for children


09.00 - 10.30   Plenary Session 3

Michèle Petit, France

Children's Reading in Times of Crisis

Grete Haagenrud, Norway

Children in Times of War: a story from Norway

Josefine Ottesen, Denmark

Recreating the Story of Your Life: How to overcome cruelty

11.00 - 12.30   Plenary Session 4

Ana Maria Machado, Brazil

Cultural heritage reflected in literature for children


09.00 - 10.30   Plenary Session 5

Ngarmpun (Jane) Vejjajiva , Thailand

The Relevance of Myths and Legends in Contemporary Thai Children's Literature

Sharif Kanaana, Palestine

Stories Told by & for Children in Today's Society: The Palestinian experience

Ondjaki (Ndalu de Almeida), Angola

Let's Share the Dream: Stories for children in Angola

11.00 - 12.30   Plenary Session 6

Rukhsana Khan, Canada

Freedom of Speech vs. Cultural Sensitivity:

Balancing the right to create freely vs. the need of people to be respected

Mats Wahl, Sweden

Do You Remember Diogenes? (no paper available)

Peter Sís, USA

Orbis Pictus: Drawn into the World