By Eugenia Mello
Moving from one home to another is often stressful for adults and children alike – even more so if it involves a relocation to a different country. On top of the physically exhausting processes like house hunting and packing, the constant change in environment can also take a heavy toll on one’s emotions, particularly affecting the young. Eugenia Mello was inspired by her own nomadic childhood to tell the story of a lonely young girl who eventually finds a family within her new community and its culture through dance and music. Besides its simple yet compelling narrative, Moving also features stunning illustrations that reflect the subtle beauty in the author’s relatable experiences and perspectives.