The Silent Books are standing, leaning and lying proud in their latest home. The exhibition of wordless picture books from around the world has reached the last leg of its Irish tour, Tralee Library in Kerry, ready to wow the county’s children and adults.
After the launch by the Mayor of Tralee tomorrow, local primary school pupils will browse the exhibition and step into the shoes of refugees, for whom the books were originally collected by IBBY for the library on the island of Lampedusa. Imagining the challenges facing those who are forced to flee their countries and begin a new life, children will then create their own ideal nations, complete with flags, laws and national anthems.
All are welcome to the Silent Books exhibition, on display until June 16th in Tralee: a wonderful celebration of the power of picture books to tell stories that transcend words.