Sebben che siamo donne – We are women

(We are women)

Summary:

Growing rice is a very difficult job, and to the workers it sometimes feels like a thankless task. One day, they decide to stand up for what they believe in, and learn that together they can make their voice heard.

Comment:

Respect, rights, justice, dignity, and courage: these are the themes that characterize this picture book. The protagonist is a little girl sent to work too early, far from the family, along with many other peers, in a rice field. They were called mondine (rice weeders), and they fought hard while working strenuously on rice fields to improve living conditions, working hours, and wages. Their songs echoed in the valleys: songs of denunciation, and of hope. The book contains links to music, books and CDs and to a video made by the author. The texts are in Italian and English.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Egan, Hayley

Illustrator(s): Egan, Hayley

Publisher: Matildaeditrice

City: Foggia

Year: 2016

Pages: 30

ISBN: 9788899908034

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: IT/EN

Keywords: Career, Empowerment, Positive role model

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