In 2021-2022 three organizations from the Baltic states (the reading promotion program “Children’s World”, initiated by a non-governmental Lithuanian organization Centre for School Improvement, the Latvian Children and Youth Literature Council (IBBY Latvia), and the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre) with the support of the Baltic Culture Fund are implementing an international project “Diversity and Human Rights Literature for Children from Baltic Authors”, which aims to encourage creative cooperation between Baltic children’s literature creators and to promote and disseminate professional Baltic children’s literature in the world.
During the project, the creators have closely collaborated with each other and co-authored and wrote 18 tiny books on diversity and human rights topics. They have been translated in 10 languages, including Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian. The format is a short, illustrated story presented on a foldable A4 sheet of paper that anyone can download online. The stories convey values of the Baltic states about important topics and are easily adaptable for workshops and educational activities. The project is non-profit, and accessible to everyone at www.tinybooks.eu.
The project “Diversity and Human Rights Literature for Children from Baltic Authors” is supported by the Baltic Culture Fund and implemented in partnership with the Lithuanian Culture Institute, Latvian Literature, Lithuanian Section of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Center for Child Psychology (Lithuania).