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Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman

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Mylo Freeman (The Hague, 1959) is an illustrator with over sixty picture books to her name and her work is translated around the world. In 2020, her book Twins! was the Dutch Children’s Book Week Picture Book. She lives and works in Amsterdam.


Recent title – English material

We moeten allemaal feminist zijn (We Should All Be Feminists), 2021

Press on We Should All Be Feminists:

‘Freeman chooses color and diversity for the characters she portrays, and tells part of the story in swirling, winding ribbons and mandala-like circles. For years, she has a been a big advocate for more diversity in children’s books. Freeman is also the creator of the Black princess Arabella, about whom she has made fourteen picture books. Her approach supports Adichie’s
universal message.’ – de Standaard

‘Explaining feminism to a child: it’s not exactly obvious. That women should be able to choose for themselves, that girls are just as smart as boys, that as a girl you don’t need to marry at all … but also that it’s okay for boys to be afraid or vulnerable: children will learn it all from this book. With colorful illustrations included, with a lot of attention to diversity. An important picture book!’ – Metro (Belgium)

‘A perfect introduction when introducing children in class or at home to what it means to be a feminist in our time.’ – Feeling