Letters to a Prisoner


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$18.95  $17.62
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8.1 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

JACQUES GOLDSTYN has earned a high profile in Quebec- and French-language media as an illustrator and political cartoonist. He is a regular contributor to Les Débrouillards and has twice won Le Grand Prix du Journalisme Indépendant for editorial illustration.


"This is an absolutely incredible book. A moving tale about what can happen when people band together and use the power of words."--The Baby Bookworm
"Children who follow the story in this book will see how many voices can indeed bring about change. They will come to appreciate that everyone, anyone, can make the world a better place if they try."--Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review
"This is sure to spark discussions of human rights and social justice."--Booklist
"An inspiring, thought-provoking story about the power of the written word, especially fitting for anyone addressing social justice issues with children."--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"Goldstyn was inspired by the letter-writing campaigns of human rights organization Amnesty International. His book is an accessible and inspiring tribute. "The pen is mightier than the sword" lives on."--Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
"A stunning wordless ode to those whose voices have been unjustly silenced, Letters to a Prisoner is a compelling reminder of the combined, collective strength of many, united in a single cause."--Canadian Review of Materials
"Universal... An elegant picture book tribute to the power of organizing and the plight of political prisoners, best suited for older readers. A first purchase."--School Library Journal
"This deserves to be everywhere children are learning about the wider world."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"There is a great deal of sadness expressed in these wordless pages; at the same time, the author injects slight touches of humor that allow the book to make just the right impression for those children who will hold it in their hands."--Sal's Fiction Addiction
"Powerful...an inspiration for all ages."--Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW
"This book could be used in classrooms as a strong starting point to conversations and the important issues brought to light will tug on all readers' heart strings."--School Library Connection
"Originally published in French...and dedicated to imprisoned Saudi activist Raif Badawi, this is sure to spark discussions of human rights and social justice."--Booklist