What Makes Us Human


Selected for the White Ravens 2023 catalogue, by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany (Brazilian Portuguese edition)

Selected for the dPICTUS Unpublished Picture Book Showcase 4 (2022 edition), receiving 14 votes from a panel of 50 international publishers.

Selected for the 2023 Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition Beauty and the World: The New Nonfiction Picture Books (March 5, 2023, Bologna)

Published in partnership with UNESCO in many editions in association with the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages

A poetic riddle about language, history, and culture, released in partnership with UNESCO in honor of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032).

Can you guess what I am? I have been around a very, very long time. You hardly knew me as a baby, but now you cannot get me out of your head. There are thousands of me, all over the globe, and some of those forms are disappearing. I can connect you to the past, present, and future. Who am I–and why am I so important to humanity?

Clever and thought-provoking, What Makes Us Human is an accessible introduction to how language connects people across the world. This unique book celebrates all the amazing ways communication shapes our lives, including through text messages on phones, Braille buttons in elevators, and endangered languages at risk of disappearing.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780802856258
ISBN10: 080285625X
Victor Santos | Illustrator: Anna Forlati
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: March 2024
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.


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