Days of Sand is the newest book by Aimée de Jongh: a moving and unforgettable tale, inspired by real-life stories of courage and perseverance during the Dust Bowl of 1930s America. To celebrate its launch, Aimée will sign her books at the ABC!
About the book:
1937, Oklahoma, the United States. John is a young photographer, who is sent to the Dust Bowl: a region where devastating dust storms blow. His mission is to capture the people living there on film. But as time goes by, John discovers that he needs to face something bigger than blazing storms of sand, if he wants to complete his assignment.
With 288 pages, Days of Sand is Aimée de Jongh’s biggest project to date. The subject of man-made climate change easily connects the past with the present, and perhaps the Dust Bowl story is more relevant today than ever before.
About the author:
Aimée de Jongh is an award-winning comics author and animator from the Netherlands. She studied animation in Rotterdam, Ghent, and Paris. After graduating, she was asked to create a daily comic series for a Dutch national newspaper. This marked the start of a successful international career. The Return of the Honey Buzzard, her first graphic novel, won the Prix Saint-Michel for best Dutch graphic novel and was made into a film in 2017. Her following books, Blossoms in Autumn and Taxi!, were translated worldwide and won awards in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Japan. De Jongh also worked as a graphic journalist in the refugee camps in Greece. Her interest in travel, ecology, and journalism has resulted in the historical graphic novel Days of Sand, her biggest project to date. When she’s not drawing comics, de Jongh works in animation as a storyboarder and director.