This 224 pages graphic novel was published by BeccoGiallo in Italy in January 2021. It was selected amongst the five best Italian graphic novels of 2021 by magazine ‘L’ Indiscreto’ and shortlisted at the ‘Emilio Lussu’ and ‘LDComics’ Awards 2020. It gained a public mention from the President of Italy for its anti-fascist content.


This coming of age graphic memoir follows the childhood of my aunt Grazia, who was educated as a Fascist. The book mixes artifacts from Fascist times with drawings and text. This is used to depict the struggles of a young girl who is forced to grow up quickly in a climate of ideological oppression and war.

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