Never as today, we realized how much school, in addition to being a place of learning, is also a place of growth through socialization and through the construction of interpersonal relationships between children and adults. We knew it, but everything seemed obvious to us before, and only such a strong and tragic event could bring back to our eyes and our consciences the importance of school as a constructive moment for the whole person and future citizens.
School is just over, but something this year is different…
Let’s find out how important school can be for children!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR BRAND NEW 2020 Rights Catalogue!
MALALA YOUSAFZAI: GIRLS’ RIGHT TO EDUCATION
Adila is a Pakistan girl, she loves school and she dreams to become a teacher or a doctor. One day she listens to his father saying that she would be safer at home, together with her parents. Sad and worried, she speaks with her teacher. The next day the teacher visits Adila’s parents to tell them a story…
Through a narrative framework focusing on the life and fears of a little girl, the author tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize in 2014: from her blog on BBC to the attack by the Talibans, to the Nobel Prize and the activities of her foundation.
And after listening to Malala’s Story, Adila’s parents will reconsider the aspirations of their little girl with a brand new look and pride.
Format: 29 x 22 cm
Texts: Fulvia Degl’Innocenti
Illustrations: Anna Forlati
Supported by Amnesty International
Rights sold: Spain
150 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF MARIA MONTESSORI
A new relaunched and restyled edition for a long-seller ready for the 150th Birth Anniversary of the famous Italian physician and educator in 2020. Maria Montessori was born in 1870, a time when the world of arts, science, education and medicine was in the hands of men. But Maria wanted to become a doctor and fought with her family and with the universities who did not allow her to enroll. Then, after becoming an affirmed scientist, she decided to change course and decided to give voice to the world of children with the foundation of the Houses of Children in Rome and the birth of the Montessori Method, based on the right of children to be loved, to express themselves freely and to be respected. This book tells the story of a scientific and pedagogical revolution, the story of an unconventional woman whose ideas and educational approach has been used for over 100 years and still are used in many parts of the world.
Format: 12,4 x 19,4 cm
Texts: Daniela Palumbo
Rights Sold: Spain
THE STORY OF A SPECIAL TEACHER AND HIS SPECIAL STUDENTS
Lapo teaches Art and Drawing lessons in an elementary school. He has a very special class: Paolo only thinks about soccer, Pamela never speaks, Tommaso is afraid of everything and always puts his fingers in his nose. Although, Lapo himself is a very special teacher. He lets his class draw in the schoolyard, he listens to their personal stories, he takes them to the city, to the lake and invites them to invent a new world. All this happens, while following a very special sharp border between reality and imagination.
Format: 15,5 x 22 cm
Texts: Michele d’Ignazio
Book cover: Serge Bloch
TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT BULLYING…
SeZoo goes to school is a children’s pop-up book about bullying. With added flaps, revolving parts and other movable pieces as well as rich illustration, the text is enhanced. The story is about a monster-boy called SeZoo who is teased and taunted by the school bully called Zoore-Moore. The heroes of this story are deliberately illustrated as small monsters so as to be friendly to pre-school kids and avoid their identification with the bullies. The rich illustration and the movable pieces help children participate in the story and also learn the time, colors and simple math concepts. It is an excellent and fun starting point for parents to talk to their kids about bullying and how to deal with its impacts.
Target: Pop-up books, 3+
Format: 23 x 23 cm
Texts & Illustrations: Anna Gkoutzouri
Texts available in: English, Greek
Rights sold: Chinese Simplified