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author / illustrator: Jessie Magana / Magali Attiogbé

ages: 9+

32 pages 

31 x 24 cm


Les Éditions des Éléphants

Sold: Simplified Chinese

Rue des quatre-vents, A History of Migrations

    • 2019 Bologna Ragazzi Awards, Mention, Non Fiction


    Comments of the Jury:

    « Named after a real street in France, this book follows the history of just one side of the street over more than a century, from 1890 to 2018.


    The book’s subtitle, a history of migrations, is a clue to the book’s main idea: how migrants enrich communities. Each spread introduces new characters from many countries who contribute to the life of the street in different ways. The horizontal layout is functional to the streetscape subject […] The clever, clearly defined scenarios use a variationon-theme technique to show the passing of time, inviting the reader to linger over changing details like clothing, car design, advertisements and shop signs. »


    Published in partnership with Amnesty International France

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