In class, we were asked to find a quote from our Global Issues Novel Study book and put it into a form of word art. The quote I chose from my book, Little Princes, was: "The children remember, but with those memories came the realization that their mothers and fathers might as well have been on the other side of the moon. They were still alone. Nothing had changed." I felt this was one of the most powerful quotes I found in this book, as it brings in the reality of the situation. An estimation by the International Labour Organization says that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. These children are being taken away from their family's and loved ones. Without help, how are these kids supposed to find their family's again?
The image I mounted the text on is the lunar cycle and a mountain range. I chose this, because I feel that the moon and mountains act as symbols. The moon is a symbol of mystery and emotion. I felt this was appropriate for the quote and the book, because there is probably lots of emotion for the children at Little Princes. Why wouldn't their be? Their parents were tricked into paying a child trafficker lots of money to keep their children safe during the war in Nepal. The moon also symbolizes mystery and progression, these kids don't know what happened to their parents. Most believe that their parents are dead, but have had to progress with their lives. You can't just pause your life when something happens, you have to work through it. That's where the mountains come in. Mountains symbolize hard work, and set backs. It was hard for Connor to locate the parents of all the children. With persistently working hard at the issue of child trafficking, Connor could overcome this mountain.