For this review, I was gifted a copy of “From My Window”- by Otavio Junior and Illustrated by Vania Starkoff. Picture Book
First published in Brazil by Companhia das Letras, San Paulo in in 2018.
Translated and Published by Barefoot Books in the US and the UK in 2020.
From My Window is a vibrant, joyful, colorful look at the thing seen from the main characters’ own window. Their neighborhood, or Favela as it is called in the book, depicts people of various shades doing very common everyday things. Bike riding, playing soccer, talking on the phone, and reading all as seen through the main characters’ window.
Given this year of home bound, lock down activities, I’m going to take a page from the author and take a look From My Window.