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USBBY Twinning Partners

USBBY is privileged to have twinning partnerships with other IBBY national sections, which are one important means of internationalizing USBBY. Twinning is a concept promoted by IBBY that signifies a special mutually beneficial relationship between two national sections. It can take many forms, but in keeping with USBBY's mission, the intent is to promote international understanding of peace and goodwill between and among countries through books for children and young adults, by

Currently, USBBY has such partnerships with the national sections of Haiti, Lebanon, Palestine, South Africa, and Zambia.

Twinning is meant to mutually benefit both countries. It is a prime means to know and work more closely with specific countries. To facilitate these partnerships, one or more USBBY Board members volunteer as liaisons with each twinning partner.

Several initiatives currently being undertaken by the USBBY Board are:

USBBY invites all its members to contribute to our twinning initiatives with these national sections. If you have current connections with any of them, specific ideas of ways to collaborate with any of these sections, or wish to be involved with any of them, you may contact Barbara Lehman (Lehman.1@osu.edu) to indicate your interest and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

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