ARTHUR FLOWERS, MANU CHITRAKAR, GUGLIELMO ROSSI
I See The Promised Land
This graphic novel version of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. , and the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, is an exciting dialogue between two very different storytelling traditions. Arthur Flowers, African-American writer, tells the story in lyrical prose while Manu Chitrakar, traditional Patua artist from West Bengal, India, paints a series of powerful images that capture with drama and force the truly iconic moments of Kings life. In the process, Kings struggle transcends its context, and becomes truly universal.
AWARDS: White Ravens Catalogue of worlds best books for young people, Bologna International Childrens Book Fair, 2011; Top 10 YA Nonfiction 2010 picks, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association.