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New and exciting project – My place under the sun

At the end of 2020, the association CeKaDe from Rijeka launched a national campaign My place under the sun. They intend to raise about 160.000 € for arranging and equipping the space for the poor children in the city of Rijeka.

Mirko Ilić, an American well-known illustrator from Croatia, decided to help the campaign. He teamed up with Rujana Jeger and Slavenka Drakulić, and together they created a picture book for children and adults alike. The picture book My place under the sun is based on the superhero motif, a campaign logo. Throughout the book, the hero takes on various expressions to convey the values ​​of words such as courage, imagination, justice, or equality. An important goal of the campaign My Place Under the Sun is to work systematically with children below the poverty line in order to help them grow into mature, independent, compassionate, and responsible individuals. The picture book resembles a puzzle and offers children a chance to think about these concepts, making them less abstract to understand in the process.

Moje mjesto pod suncem, Slavenka Drakulić, Rujana Jeger and Mirko Ilić, Bodoni, Zagreb, 2021, Croatian, original edition

My place under the sun was published by a new Croatian publisher Bodoni which will donate the entire sales earnings to the campaign. Buy the picture book here (Croatian only).

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