Zero Local (Hardcover)

Next Stop: Kindness

By Ethan Murrow, Vita Murrow, Ethan Murrow (Illustrator), Vita Murrow (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763697471, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Board the train for a story of art, diversity, and community in a near-wordless tale told through masterful, sumptuously detailed black-and-white illustrations.

Train riders are used to stressful delays on the Zero Local line. But when a new passenger shows gratitude to the driver on their daily commute, tensions begin to ease. Eventually the artistic traveler stops riding the Zero Local line, and discord begins to creep back into the train car. Will the regular passengers find a way to restore the sense of camaraderie they once felt? Inspired by a true story, Ethan and Vita Murrow share with us a tender ode to the power of art and its ability to foster friendship and community in the most unlikely of places.

About the Author

Ethan and Vita Murrow work collaboratively on a variety of artistic projects, including writing, video, film, drawing, and photography. In addition, Ethan Murrow shows his illustrations in exhibitions internationally, and Vita Murrow is the director of a literary project in Massachusetts. They live in Boston with their two children.

Praise For Zero Local: Next Stop: Kindness

Where words so often fail, the wordless breathes life into people's smallest actions and deepest impacts, as the Murrows' spreads uplift the mundane. It's a positive love letter to community (even among commuter-train regulars), diversity, and paying it forward...Timely and timeless, as kindness always is.
—Kirkus Reviews