I posted here before that I have been looking for a children’s book where the main character is named Akira. I have seen a hundred Davids and Mary’s in my many trips to Booksale but no Akira. I have almost given up hope actually. I thought to have that elusive book, I would have to make one myself. It is my dream to make a children’s book for Aki. I have made three (texture book, feelings book, Father’s Day book) but what I really want is a book with a story.
I am happy to report that I finally have an Akira book. It is not a story book but it still is an Akira book. Mega super thanks to my sister in law, who bought this for our little bookworm.
Akira to Zoltan was written by Cynthia Chin-Lee. This inspiring book is about 26 men, one great man for each letter of the alphabet.
Amelia to Zora, the female version of the book, would make a wonderful gift to tween girls.
I like that this book chose influential men from modern history like Pele, Walt Disney and Nelson Mandela. The write-ups are also kid-friendly They are not yet for toddlers but grade schoolers would appreciate knowing that great men used to be children like them and had to overcome obstacles to pursue their dreams.
I love the contemporary design thru the collages.
Thanks again, Ilyana!