TEHRAN – (Iranart) The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran will celebrate Children’s Literature Day today by organizing an exhibition of illustrations.
About 180 illustrations from 90 books will be displayed at the exhibition, which will run until July 19.
The organizers also plan to pay tribute to late Iranian children’s book writer Mehdi Azar Yazdi during a ceremony on the sidelines of the exhibition.
Azar Yazdi, who is famous for his series “Good Stories for Good Children”, passed away on July 9, 2009. His collection won a UNESCO prize in 1966 and was selected as Iran’s best book of the year in 1967.
Children’s Literature Day will also be observed at IIDCYA branch offices in other cities across the country by various programs including book reading and storytelling.