Meaningful images of real people promote understanding. In particular, my family has gotten a lot out of Peter Menzel’s books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and What the World Eats because they make personal those big concepts like culture, family, materialism, and social justice.
Now there’s a new, equally powerful book titled Where Children Sleep by James Mollison. Easily read by those eight and up but fascinating to every age, this volume is filled with photographs taken around the world. It shows where children spend each night and describes a little about their lives. It also offers portraits of these children, letting their personality and uniqueness shine from each page.
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