Fiction. Children's Literature. Art. Illustrated by Sibba Hartunian. WOVEN centers on two girls who live in a town where everyone's hair is braided together. Their stories are similarly woven together, and the narrative and design reflect that: the book can be opened from either side and the characters' journeys connect at the book's center. In their journeys, Lyla and Phyla reflect on their differing experiences of the world, and the special senses they've gained through them. With vibrant illustrations that jump off the page and a unique concept that addresses conflicts of community versus independence, acceptance versus the desire to transform society, Woven helps us remember that no matter how alone we might sometimes feel, we're all truly connected.
Tom is the co-founder of Kaf Collective & Press. His debut book of poetry, A Flag of No Nation, is forthcoming in spring 2018. His work has been published in Fence, Conjunctions, Prelude, Protocols and Black Sun Lit . His work has been performed internationally.
Sibba Hartunian is a New York based artist and illustrator. Her work has been featured in publications such as Uppercase and i-D, and her artist's books can be found around the world ' from New York and Los Angeles to London and Barcelona. This is her first book for children.