BCBF 2020 Online Special Edition | The Winners of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2020 - FICTION CATEGORY

Speakers in conversation with Marcella Terrusi, PhD in Children’s Literature, University of Bologna What the jury said on the book MEINE LIEBSTEN DINGE MÜSSEN MIT (Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, 2018): “This remarkable picturebook is the work of an Iranian writer and a German illustrator. It describes, with finely drawn graphite illustrations, minute details, a touch of the surreal, a sense of place and a resonant theme, what it means to move or to experience change, and tells the truth that our most precious things do not necessarily fit in a suitcase. This is a story of migration and memories, and of a child finding independence (on a bicycle) and learning to come to terms with loss."