Mallko and Dad


"Down syndrome is not an illness."

"All the world's children have a gift."

When this father's son was born, it turned out he had Down syndrome.  The father was not okay. He did not accept his son.  He was angry.

In this graphic novel we are invited in to the mind and heart of a father who tells us the journey he took from not accepting his son, Mallko, to loving him unconditionally.  This is tender and has real pain and then it takes us inside the experience of sharing moments with his son and looking through his son's eyes.

This is a book with a happy ending and a bucketful of wisdom.

120 pages          978-1592702596         Ages 10-13


A diary, journal, and illustrated story all at the same time written by a father about his son, Mallko, who has Down Syndrome. This book, which was selected as the best book in the disability category by the Bologna Book Fair in 2016, comes as a call and a revelation.

Born in Argentina, Gusti studied advertising design at the Escola d'Art Fernando Fade and has lived in Europe since 1985. He first worked in Paris and currently lives in Barcelona where, as well as working as an illustrator, he also gives classes in illustration at schools, libraries, and cultural centers. He co-founded the nonprofit association Windown-La Ventana, which works towards building a more inclusive society. Gusti lives with his family in Barcelona.---from the publisher






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