My Family Enauenê
Author: Rita Carelli
Publishing company: FTD Educação
Number of pages: 48
About publishing company: FTD Educação has been in the publishing market since 1902 and Literature is one of our main interests. Our catalogue is greatly diversified, about 680 titles from toddlers to Young Adult, including renowned Brazilian authors such as Ana Maria Machado, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In addition, our catalogue features notorious titles, that received important literary awards, such as the White Ravens, Jabuti (Brazilian Book Chambers) and the FNLIJ (the Brazilian section of IBBY). International partnerships brighten our catalogue even more.
FTD Educação holds fourteen subsidiaries, nine distributors and ten service centers to ensure that our books reach the largest number of children and young people from every State of Brazil.
To play, to swim in the river or to play football—boys’ activities—or to do tasks that are only girls’? This is the great impasse faced by the book’s protagonist, who is actually author Rita Carelli, in a true story that highlights the rigid social roles among the men and women of the indigenous village of the Enauenê- Nauê in Brazil. With great sensitivity, the book addresses issues such as social roles, work divisions, cultural diversity and different lifestyles that exist in all cultures. The beautiful illustrations by Anabella López mix collage and painting, explore contrasts and reveal important details of the tribe, such as the tattoos on the women’s bellies, the shape of the houses and the dimensions of the patio.
• White Ravens Catalogue 2019
• FNLIJ Award 2019 – Highly Recommended: Children’s Book