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The bilingual book that will help your child discover their culture and write in their home language.
(Ideal for readers aged 8-12)

Blurb

"When Anna is mysteriously sent back in time, she quickly realises that her family's destiny is in her hands. Luckily she is accompanied by her grandpa and ... Wait... He is only 8-years-old, and they don't even speak the same language! Can Anna really fulfill her destiny and save her great-great-grandma?

 

This innovative graphic novel full of action is the opportunity for every bilingual child to explore their own identity, culture and family stories through Anna's journey back in time. The empty speech bubbles are also the perfect invitation for readers to write in the minority language.

 

Are you ready for A Bilingual Time Travel Adventure?"

Why this book

Representation matters

A bilingual hero:

Children need to read stories about characters like them, who go through similar experiences, to feel like they belong, they are "normal". This graphic novel deals particularly with the difference of proficiency between the different languages they speak and challenges the myth that a bilingual child is two monolinguals in one body. It also shows the importance of speaking our relatives language to tighten the bonds we have with them.

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A book to discover with your child

​Transmitting the culture:

This book invites the reader to personalise the content by:

- drawing parts of the illustrations with elements that are specific to their culture and family,

- writing onomatopoeia.

This is the perfect opportunity to share with your child part of your culture ... their culture, in a fun way!

Developing literacy

A genuine reason to write:

If it is relatively easy to motivate bilingual children to read in their home language by finding a book they will love, it is often more difficult to motivate them to write. Indeed, they rarely have a genuine reason to write in that language.

This bilingual story is created in a way that entices the reader to write in their home language.

Why a Graphic Novel

An ideal format for bilingual readers:

Generally speaking, bilingual children develop more quickly their literacy skills in the school language, due to the amount of practice they get in class. When children grow up, the gap between their languages can become wider. As a result, it is more difficult to find books that they both enjoy and can read with ease. 

The advantage of graphic novels is that the illustrations help the readers understand more easily the story. Accessing an interesting story is therefore not such a big challenge.

When will this Graphic Novel be published?

Self-published book

What does that mean?

When an author decides to self-publish, it means that they are in charge, and responsible for everything (i.e. writing the book (of course!), finding the team that will help this book come to life (illustrator, editor, beta-readers, marketer, etc.) and pay everyone).

Where are you at, now?

1) The first draft has been written.

2) It has been proofread by some AMAZING beta-readers who gave me feedback on it.

3) My illustrator has designed a beautiful cover!

4) It is now in the hands of my editor.

      What are the next steps?

5) Make the changes according to what my editor suggests.

6) Give the final story to my illustrator to make the story come to life!! She will be illustrating the first 15-20 pages of the book.

7) Create a Kickstarter campaign to finance the creation of this graphic novel. This includes shooting and editing a video + letting as many people as possible know about it.

8) (If the campaign is successful) my illustrator will be able to finish illustrating the book.

9) If you back my Kickstarter campaign, you will receive my book + various goodies. Delivery aimed for beginning to mid-December 2022.