Book Review of Moment
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Robert Abad
Ages 4-8 | 140 Pages
Publisher: Robert Abad | ISBN-13: 978-0-578-77039-0
What to Expect: Photography and Global Travel
Opening with the line, “This book is dedicated to the next generation of young trailblazers, dreamers and problem solvers,” Moment provides a photographic journey exploring childhood in all its forms across the globe.
After an introduction that challenges readers to be advocates for “social, environmental, economic and racial issues,” the volume presents readers with over 100 images of places, faces, natural environments, and young people from around the world, interspersed with inspirational quotes from proverbs, history, and literature. From children walking to school in Odisha, India, to those standing behind barred gates in Havana, Cuba, or taking part in the March for Life Protest in Los Angeles, these photographs tell a rich and vibrant story about youth in our world today.
A key strength of Moment is how it educates without being preachy or pedantic. Although the volume contains some truly powerful messages about heritage, freedom, children’s agency, and our human impact on the natural world, these messages are delivered through emotive images, allowing readers to interpret and critique for themselves. Even in the introduction, the author’s message for children is delivered not through his words, but through the words of his two young daughters in interview form. In his opening statement, Abad describes the purpose of the book as being “to embolden and empower our youth to meet the many challenges they’ll face throughout their lives.” In this beautifully presented volume, this goal is most definitely realized.
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About the Author
Born in New York City, award-winning author Robert Abad has spent the last thirty years studying developing countries and capturing life through the lens of his trusty pocket-sized cameras. A prolific traveler, mentor, and teacher, Robert has shared his knowledge and unique insights on global trends and emerging markets with universities, corporations, governments, and media outlets globally. Away from his career in finance, Robert is passionate about world culture, history, storytelling, and film. He holds Master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia Business School and is a New York University and Regis High School graduate. Robert is also the recipient of a Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Press Scholastic Association.
For more information, visit https://www.robertabad.com/.
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July 18, 2021 at 04:27AM Bianca Schulze