The Red Zone
An Earthquake Story
An Italian town deals with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake
Matteo, Guilia, and Federico have ordinary lives: they spend time with friends, help out their families, go to school, and deal with the many mood swings that come with growing up. Then, in a single night, everything changes. The ground shakes. An earthquake devastates their town and their security. But after everything is gone, life must go on. Anger and fear affect everyone in the community, but each of them must find a way to begin again. In the aftermath, the roots for stronger friendships can be laid amid the rubble. This graphic novel provides a look at how natural disaster can strike and forever change a community.
Praise For The Red Zone: An Earthquake Story…
— Kirkus Reviews
"A touching, heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting book that will expose readers to the devastation of natural disasters."
"A social and emotional look at natural disasters."
— School Library Connection
"A poignant tale of loss and how the bonds of friendship help piece life back together in the wake of tragedy."
— School Library Journal
"This sensitive offering makes expert use of the graphic format to tell an ultimately hopeful story about young survivors."
— Publishers Weekly
Amulet Books, 9781419733680, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
About the Author
Sualzo is an author and highly acclaimed comics illustrator working with many Italian publishing houses. He won the Festi’DB di Moulins in 2009 for best screenplay and was a finalist for the Attilio Micheluzzi Prize in 2010.