Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature
The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, managed by the UAE Board on Books for Young People and sponsored by Etisalat Telecom, is the one of the most important and prestigious award for children’s literature in the Arab world. The Award aims to enrich a culture of reading and love of Arabic books among children by recognizing the best authors, illustrators and publishers of Arabic children's books. Over the past four years, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature has helped to raise the profile of Arabic children’s literature and contributed to a renaissance in this sector. With the launch of its fifth edition, the Award begins an exciting new chapter in its history. Building upon its successes and its already significant impact on the children's literature industry, the Award has widened its scope to include young adult fiction and added new categories in order to highlight the individual achievements of writers, illustrators and publishers.
The restructuring of the Award will serve to attract an even larger segment of the publishing industry and thereby encourage more publishers, authors and illustrators to play a role in developing the Arabic children's book sector.