On the 56th anniversary of the Children Book Council of Iran (CBC), the book an Umbrella with White Butterflies was praised among all the books published in 2017. CBC, which is the representative of IBBY in Iran, also appreciated Ghazzaleh Bigdelou for illustrating the book. The CBC letter of appreciation is the mean for the book to be among IBBY Honor List 2020.
The story is about some kids living in different social levels, who are connected by the Persian New Year tradition –Nowruz– while spending time with their families. Only two hours to the New Year, time seems to stop so we can take a deeper look into these kids’ lives dealing with some challenges. Each challenge solved, seems to help the other one to be unlocked. Like the chain, it is how the world works.