Jaime, nine, likes to study his finances on the Citibank website.

Going Home Books for the Holidays

Day Five

“Where Children Sleep” presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s large-format photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world–from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India–alongside portraits of the children themselves. Each pair of photographs is accompanied by an extended caption that tells the story of each child: Kaya in Tokyo, whose proud mother spends $1,000 a month on her dresses; Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy, who sleeps outdoors with his father’s herd of goats; the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three; and Ankhohxet, the Kraho boy who sleeps on the floor of a hut deep in the Amazon jungle. Photographed over two years with the support of Save the Children (Italy), “Where Children Sleep” is both a serious photo-essay for an adult audience, and also an educational book that engages children themselves in the lives of other children around the world.

My favorite book this year. I recommend this highly to children and to adults and to those stuck in between.

-Aida

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One response to “Jaime, nine, likes to study his finances on the Citibank website.

  1. Julie von Zerneck

    I can’t wait to see this book. The best part of my day is when I get into my bed at night and look around my bedroom.

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