Meine liebsten Dinge müssen mit
Text by Sepideh Sarihi
Illustrations by Julie Völk
Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, 2018
What the jury said:
“This remarkable picturebook is the work of an Iranian writer and a German illustrator. It describes, with finely drawn graphite illustrations, minute details, a touch of the surreal, a sense of place and a resonant theme, what it means to move or to experience change, and tells the truth that our most precious things do not necessarily fit in a suitcase. This is a story of migration and memories, and of a child finding independence (on a bicycle) and learning to come to terms with loss."