I Like Wearing Rainbows
Written by Agay Llanera
Illustrated by Lui Manaig
"Boys don't wear dresses."
Since that day, I wore the dresses only when I was in Lola's room. But one day, Lola got sick—with a fever that kept her bundled in a blanket, and a cough I could hear through the wall. I waited patiently for the day I could play in her room again.
A heartwarming story of love and acceptance amidst a time of loss, I Like Wearing Rainbows is a winner of the 2020 Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition.
Language: English with Filipino translation by Monica Antonio
Type: Hardbound, full-color pages
Age Recommendation: 8 years old and up
About the Writer:
Agay Llanera is a freelance writer for television and the web. She enjoys writing romance, and stories for children and young adults.
About the Artist:
Lui Manaig is a contemporary visual artist. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising from the Technological University of the Philippines - Manila. Manaig shares a bit of himself in his works. His visual investigations are autobiographical and mirror social concerns—from gender identity, notions of diversity and equality, to acts of self-representation. His works are unique in the way they show movement, placement, color blocking, and distinct patterns. In 2012 and 2015, he became a semi-finalist for Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE). He also participated in ArtFair Tokyo and ArtFair Philippines as an exhibiting artist for Nunu Fine Arts, Taiwan.
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