SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
El bolso (The Purse)
Text by María José Ferrada
Illustrations by Ana Palmero Cáceres
Alboroto Ediciones, Mexico, 2021
What the jury said:
Read this book with your eyes closed! To discover the treasure of The Purse delve into this book as if you are reaching into a bag to uncover what’s inside. The basic concept is the accessible notion of going through a bag without looking. The joy of this book is an invitation for visually able and visually impaired readers to read together. The lyrical rhythm of the language corresponds to the touchable images, and the reduced text, simple graphics, tactile images and braille transform a humble format into a charming product that rejoices in the everyday. The inclusion of the Braille alphabet inspires everyone to read this book through the medium of touch, and this simple act makes it particularly special.