Age group: from 12 years old
Format: 12 x 21 cm
RP: 11 €
Within these little stories from the neighborhood, we can meet a teenager who dreams to be a journalist, and who cannot stand anymore that people ask him about his origins. Another one asks himself what he will do with his life, considering that he keeps on making a lot of spelling mistakes. We meet girls that are not allowed to go out in the evening because they are girls, precisely. Men and women who would love to live without fearing someone else’s gaze. A little girl who wants to hurry up in getting older, trying to escape from an ogre…
Each one of them is living some form of inequality, simply because they do not fit the “standard”, the unwritten rule that pushes on to erase what makes everyone of us unique. In their day-to-day life, they clash against the little or the big injustices, against violence, or rejection. Bringing rhythm to the lives of some very common heroes, here are seventeen little, sometimes weird, sometimes serious, stories.
During adolescence, the world uncovers it’s unfairness. Everyone discovers society’s terrible inequalities, and then tries to change the situation
or resist it, somehow. Julia Billet puts her characters in front of racism, illiteracy, handicap, gender inequalities, poverty, immigration, home violence... But the author manages doing it with a lot of humanity and accuracy, giving us some extremely moving little stories.