|Young Anita lives in a village in the Dominican Republic where she is a valiant princesa. She worries about boarding dragons (airplanes) that will take her to a new life in a new country. The vivid text describes her anxiety about what she will miss and what she will encounter in a new land. She becomes a brave princesa when she meets the dragon. “With one step I move away from the familiar. With another step, I walk into the unknown.” She becomes a “fearless dragon” of her own. The textured artwork was created using mixed media and finished digitally. mjw|
|Title: Anita And The Dragons
Author: Hannah Carmona
Illustrator: Anna Cunha
Publisher: Lantana Publishing Ltd.
Original Language: English
Hardcover pages: 32
Age range: 7-10
Genre: Picture Book
Book setting: Dominican Republic
Author’s ethnicity: U.S.
Author’s residence: Tennessee
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence: Brazil
Subjects: Airplanes, Central America, Social situations