April 2, 2015 International Children’s Book Day The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
Message for 2015: „Many Cultures One Story‟ written by Marwa Al Aqroubi UAE „We speak many languages and come from different backgrounds, Yet we share the same stories, International stories... folklore stories. It‟s the same story told to us all. In different voices, In different colors. Yet it remains unchanged... Beginning... Plot... And End...‟
It is the same story we all know & love We all heard it In different versions by different voices Yet it is always the same There is a hero... a princess... & a villain No matter their language Their names Or their faces It is always the same Beginning, Plot And Ending Always that hero...that princess and that villain Unchanged through centuries They keep us company
They whisper to us in our dreams They lull us to sleep Their voices long gone But they live in our hearts forever For they bring us together in a land of mystery and imagination So that all different cultures melt into One Story.