24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Opening Event young ilb: Manjeet Mann – Run, Rebel

Opening Speech, Discussion, Reading, Q&A

Amber only feels really free when she runs. She runs to escape her everyday life. Her everyday life is dominated by a violent and controlling father, who sinks further and further into alcoholism. Amber and her mother long for independence and freedom. Freedom can mean different things – for her mother it’s learning to read, for Amber it’s running. Together they begin to fight back and stand up for themselves. A powerful verse novel about rebellion, identity, and self-determination.

The event is in English.
Hosted by Philip Geisler.

Text by Manjeet Mann.

Recommended for grades 9 to 12.

To kick off the young program, the Brandenburg winner of the Vorlesewettbewerb des Deutschen Buchhandels, Mia Dornbruch, will read from Erich Kästner’s »Pünktchen und Anton« as part of the SPECIAL »1933–2023«.