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I, Alfonsina

Eu, Alfonsina

Joan Negrescolor

Orfeu Negro | april 2019 | 40 pages | 21,5 x 28 cm | hardcover

It wasn’t that long ago that girls were forbidden to ride bycicles. Also, it wasn’t that long ago that girls had to dress up as boys in order to stand out in society. This is the case of Alfonsina Strada, a girl who loved to ride her bicycle, but had to fight hard for her dream. In 1924, after winning several competitions, she became the first woman in history to ride in a Grand Tour: the Giro d’Italia. Fast as the wind, she turned into a legend and a symbol of resistance and determination.

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Awards

  • Winner Junceda Award 2020 | Non Fiction Children’s Book
  • dPictus 100 Outstanding Picture Books
  • Selected for Bibiana Biennal of Illustrations Bratislava 2021
  • Selected for Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2020
  • Nominee Best Foreign Illustrator 2019 | International Comics Festival Amadora
  • Selected for Baba Kamo Illustrated Book Festival 2019
  • The multi-award-winning Spanish illustrator and writer Joan Negrescolor presents with his colorfully illustrated picture book a plea for overcoming gender stereotypes.