A literary graphic novel unlike anything else on the racks, 750 Years tells the story of our time, focusing on one single building in France as it sees its way through the upheavals of history. Beginning in the thirteenth century and making its way towards today, this historically accurate story is the eagerly anticipated debut from Vincent Mahé.
Pictures and brief text present the activities of the several residents of a large house at various times of the day.
Julie a une amie, Esther. Elles vivent dans un village de Hongrie,Tizla-Eszlar, elles sont pauvres, et la vie est dure. Le père de Julie la terrorise et la bat. Mais il y a aussi de la douceur, les paroles tendres et sages et aimantes de sa mère, du soleil, des spectacles forains. Et les yeux bruns de Moric Scharf, un jeune garçon juif timide que Julie aime bien. Un jour de printemps Esther disparaît. Et la rumeur gronde, une rumeur venue du fond des âges, qui veut que les juifs soient responsables de tous les maux, le pogrom menace, les cris montent. On jette en prison les hommes juifs. Les villageois se rassemblent, et un simulacre de procès se prépare. Tout a l’air décidé d’avance. Rien ne se passera comme prévu. Eva Wiseman s’est souvenue de ce fait divers réel que sa mère évoquait quand elle était petite, elle a rassemblé des tonnes de documentation, elle a écrit un roman inoubliable, qui serre le coeur et tient en haleine, parce qu’il démonte les mécanismes de la peur, de la lâcheté, de la violence collective. On ne peut plus oublier Julie Vamosi, toute petite devant les juges, devant la haine raciste, mais fidèle à son amie, et forte de son amour pour les êtres.
These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.
Describes the homes, food, clothing, and everyday life of an Eskimo community in Greenland and includes information on animals that live in arctic regions.
Presents pictures labeled in French and English under such headings as “My clothes,” “At the supermarket,” “Time, weather, and seasons,” and “Opposites.”
Teddy Berlitz bear returns to help young children learn the basics of the French language. This colorful French dictionary includes more than five hundred entries, as well as translations, spot illustrations, and word usage guidelines.
Enrique, a young boy in Peralta Middle School, faces abuse at home and danger on the barrio streets. Yet he is driven to succeed by the desire to join that “other America” he sees on TV and in the movies, and is aided in his quest by compassionate teachers. His ambition finds expression in his determination to drop his ESL class in favor of taking French, and his story begins, “Call me Henr.”
Lorraine Lpez (author of Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories) has created a vivid picture of barrio life, filled with honesty, insight, and humor for young adults. She paints a balanced and detailed landscape of Enrique’s world. Although Enrique is confused and angered by his mother’s refusal to stand up for him against the abuse of his stepfather, he also draws strength from the supportive and loving family of his friend Francisco. While some of his teachers are uncaring or inept, others provide help and encouragement at critical moments in his life.
When Enrique witnesses his friend Horacio gunned down in a drive-by shooting and is seen by the assailants, gang members set out to kill him. As the novel reaches its climax, Enrique must make some agonizing decisions.
Although specifically about barrio life, this novel is universal in its themes-the drive for success, the desire for love and family support, and the need for true friendship. Lpez’s fully delineated characters provide a rich and credible mural of our human comedy.
Lorraine Lpez‘s Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories was selected for the Marmal Prize, and also won the IPPY Award for Multicultural Fiction.