Malik and Friends: Long Legs and Small Arms

by Akili Raphael; Harriet Lewis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/05/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781504911610

About the Book

This book provides a very good and rare insight into the harmful use of guns and child soldiers in the world through the eyes of children themselves. Akili and his mom have succeeded in addressing a very serious problem with simple words and a child-friendly context. This book is a good starting point for a much needed conversation on guns and child soldiers—to be put in all hands.

About the Author

Coauthor and Illustrator Akili Raphael is eleven years old with an interest in learning about different cultures and people. He enjoys martial arts, basketball, writing, illustrating stories, and learning languages. He is joined by his six-year-old sister, Asha Raphael, as guest illustrator in this book. She enjoys singing, dancing, reading, and drawing. Coauthor Harriet Lewis, PhD, is the mother of Akili Raphael and Asha Raphael. She is a social researcher whose focus of inquiry includes human rights, international development, and interfaith social action. Dr. Lewis served in the US Peace Corps and enjoys traveling and learning.