Saturday, November 12, 2022


I wonder how often adults read picture books to learn about history.  When I was fourteen, I visited Spain during Franco’s rule. But I didn’t learn much about the Spanish Civil War. 

‘Different’, is a fictional account of a brother and sister’s experiences during this war. The chapters seesaw between each sibling’s perspective and each chapter is as moving as it is informative. 


Importantly, the back pages have a non-fiction account of the war.


The illustrations are colorful, sculptural, and stylistically idiosyncratic. 


All and all, a winner.

See more illustration's by Eva Sánchez Gómez here:

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