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.