Over the month of March and into the beginning of April 2018, the staff and pupils of Glenveagh Special School based in Belfast were proud to host the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. As the exhibition took place in the school, it was co-ordinated with other exciting events which kicked off to great fanfare: a BIG PICTURE event led by Laureate PJ Lynch and a book launch among other things.
Many of the pupils in Glenveagh responded to the collection of Ibby books in many different ways. One pupil in particular, who has a very limited reading ability, was able to distinguish between books that were written in various Eastern languages!
Other pupils responded to the books at Finaghy Road Library using art.
And the pupils' favourite books overall were...
Find out all about It Can't Be True and 'Snow White Knits a Monster' in the collection's catalogue over here.
The books have now left the North and are currently on view in Wexford Town. Go see it!