Dutch writer Mylo Freeman has adapted Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay We Should All Be Feminists into a book for young readers. The picture book, which is currently only available in Dutch, is for children 8 years and up. The book was announced in a statement published by Global Literatures in Libraries Initiative.
This is a picture book introduction to feminism for children ages 8 and up, and full of Freeman’s characteristically bright, bold figures coupled with a child-friendly Dutch version of Adichie’s call for social justice and a more equitable world for everyone.
The book acquaints young readers with the idea of feminism through Adichie’s well-known essay on what is at stake imagining a truly feminist world.
Freeman wrote and illustrated the adaptation. She centered the book on a selection of stories from Adichie’s essay, which was originally presented as a TED talk in 2012. Freeman, who has illustrated over 60 books and is known for promoting diversity in children’s book publishing, went for her signature bold and rich colors.
See below for samples of the illustration. The picture book looks great. Hopefully, it will be translated into English soon.
Dutch readers can buy the book here.