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.
Written by Tom Haviv and illustrated by Sibba Hartunian.
Co-designed with Lucy Andersen.
ABOUT TOM HAVIV
Tom Haviv is the author of the book of poetry, A Flag of No Nation, published by Jewish Currents. His multi-media work has been presented and performed internationally. Tom is the co-founder of Ayin Press.
ABOUT SIBBA HARTUNIAN
Sibba Hartunian is a New York 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.