Ibang-iba si Silim, diwa ng dilim,
pati ang baro't sayang napakaitim.
Siya lamang ang kimi at tahimik,
kasama ang libro, kuwago, at kuliglig.
May tanong siyang kinikimkim:
"Bakit kaya ayaw nila sa akin?"
Discover the tale of Silim and her journey to realizing that there is strength in embracing who you are. A winner of the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition, this mythological tale touches on contemporary issues of diversity, tolerance, and finding beauty and pride in one’s identity.
ALEXINE: A very interesting tale with relevant lessons on inclusion, empathy, acceptance, social roles. The art is of course superb.
ADRIANA: This is quite profound and feels like a Filipino myth in a modern book form. It's a bit dark (pun intended) but has a lot of very important lessons.
AUTHOR: Mark Joseph Bacho
ILLUSTRATOR: Luis Lorenzana
LANGUAGE: Filipino & English
DATE PUBLISHED: 2021