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About the Author
HANANE KAI est une illustratrice et graphiste libanaise. Elle a étudié à Notre Dame University - Louaize, près de Beyrouth. Elle a été sélectionnée dans la catégorie livres pour enfants du prix Etisalat Arabic et du prix Mahmoud Kahil avant de gagner le prix Bologna Ragazzi dans la catégorie « nouveaux horizons » en 2016.
HANANE KAI is a Lebanese illustrator and graphic designer who studied at Notre Dame University-Louaize, near Beirut. She was shortlisted for the Etisalat Arabic Children's Book Award and the Mahmoud Kahil Award, before winning the 2016 Bologna Ragazzi Award in the 'New Horizons' category.
--School Library Journal
"This book covers serious subject matter in a gentle way for children. "Racism" and "intolerance" are explained with examples kids can relate to. The author discusses how prejudice could manifest at school. The second half of the book is about what can be done to change things. Kids are given easy ways that they can make a difference. They are also instructed to tell an adult if they experience racism themselves. I like how the illustrations are inclusive, with different people in every picture. It's an important subject, and I think this book does a great job of both explaining and empowering."
--San Francisco Book Review, sanfranciscobookreview.com
"Children are often full of questions about the world, but sometimes the answers can be complicated or troubling. Titles in the Children in Our World series aim to help little ones grasp some of these complex issues by offering gentle explanations, which are further softened by amiable illustrations of round-faced kids. Racism and Intolerance uses general language to address a complex topic. An emphasis on empathy--"How would you feel if that happened to you?"--will likely help children grasp the importance of equal treatment. The soft artwork and accessible, age-appropriate language make this well suited to curious kids in the picture-book set."