Woven is a story about two brilliant girls named Phyla and Lyla who live in a town where everyone’s hair is braided together. Their stories are interwoven: each story starts at one side of the book, and both stories meet at the book’s center page.
Lyla’s and Phyla’s stories reflect the vastly different ways of navigating a highly connected society. This book is an exploration of how young people can fundamentally transform society by following their unique gifts and sensitivities to the difficulties and complexities around them, no matter what path that takes. Woven poignantly communicates there is not one path to transforming the world, and, perhaps, the paths that seem so opposed are actually connected.
With vibrant illustrations by Sibba Hartunian and a unique concept that addresses ideas of both community and independence, Woven reminds us that no matter how alone we might feel, all of our stories are interconnected.
Co-designed with Lucy Andersen.
About the Author
Tom Haviv is a writer, multimedia artist, and organizer based in Brooklyn and born in Israel. A Flag of No Nation is his debut book of poetry. He is the creator of the Hamsa Flag, a project designed to stimulate conversation about the future of Israel|Palestine, Mizrahi-Sephardi cultures, and Jewish-Muslim solidarity. Tom is also the cofounder of Ayin Press.
See more of Tom’s work on his website and on Instagram.
About the Illustrator
Sibba Hartunian is a Los Angeles–based artist and illustrator. Her work has been featured in publications such as Uppercase and i-D, and her artist’s books can be found around the world—from New York and Los Angeles to London and Barcelona. This is her first book for children.
See more of Sibba’s work on her Instagram.
100 pages | Paperback | 9.4 x 11.3 inches | ISBN: 978-1532361999 | e-ISBN: 979-8986780368
Publication Date: August 1, 2018