Nina lived in a town where everyone spoke loudly because they felt it was the best way to communicate. Nina, however, could not speak so she was an outcast. She went on a quest around the world to find her voice, and she found it in art. Her paintings were so beautiful, it silenced her town and earned their respect.
ALEXINE: Different people express themselves in different ways, we need to listen with more than just our ears. This story is perfect for children who feel they do not conform, and it’s okay if they don’t. They can go on to find their own way and still succeed.
AWARD: 2012 Lampara Prize for Children's Literature, First Prize
AUTHOR: Aliona Silva
ILLUSTRATOR: Luisito Chua
PUBLISHER: Lampara Books
LANGUAGE: English & Filipino
DATE PUBLISHED: 2013