Encyclopedia for Young People

This monumental work was started in 1980 responding to the need of young Iranians for a reliable source of information about their own country and the world. More than 300 specialists in 30 subject and editorial groups collaborate, mostly on a voluntary basis, with the project. More than 90 young people participate as the EYP advisory group. To date 12 volumes have been published and when completed, this alphabetically arranged, fully illustrated work will contain more than 5000 entries in 25 volumes. EYP runs extensive educational and outreach programs and in recognition of its efforts, it has been the recipient of the National Book Award.