visión de conjunto:Críticas A stirring tribute to the power of the arts to challenge injustice recounted with the confidence of a practiced storyteller. --Publishers Weekly In difficult times stories are vital. They are tools we can use to fight against systemic oppression. Now more than ever we need to hear and tell empowering stories of resistance. We must share these stories with children especially in classrooms where group discussion can be encouraged and perspectives respectfully exchanged. My Night in the Planetarium could not have come to us at a better time; it is just the kind of story children need to hear. Right away. --Rethinking Schools My Night in the Planetarium is a sweet smart tribute to the author's father to the radical power of art and to the rich history of Indonesia. With gorgeous illustrations and an engaging narrative this is art and resistance as seen through a child's eyes and told by a fantastic storyteller.--Kate Schatz author of the New York Times bestseller Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women WorldwideCan children be fascinated by dictatorship persecution the struggle against silence in a country very few people have heard about? This enchanting book proves that thus sort of story treated with delicacy and humor can - and should - reach a wide audience. -- Ariel Dorfman Playwright novelist and human rights activist. Author of Death and the Maiden and many other works. This is an all-ages masterpiece. There are few people who are looking at children's lit through the anti-oppression lens. I was incredibly moved by this book on every possible level.--Dan Zanes I loved this story so much my God it is just like the reality we are living in just like a mirror it inspires and guides us to do what we need to do. This story makes us want to cry and scream out: it is enough let us be brave and stop lying to ourselves face the reality! It is a story that gives us hope and tells us not to hesitate and it teaches our children to always follow the truth even if it is sometimes difficult. --Nabil Al-Raee Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp Palestine Innosanto Nagara's beautifully illustrated My Night in the Planetarium is a delightful narrative about Indonesia: the fourth largest country which we should all know more about. Told from the point of view of himself as a young boy the story encourages children to be curious engaged and courageous. What a wonderful lesson about history and people power written and illustrated with great charm and wit. --Medea Benjamin co-founder Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women For Peace Reseña del editor 7-year-old Innosanto spends an exciting night with his mom sleeping under the stars in the Jakarta Planetarium. Innosanto's father is a playwright and the boy memorizes lines during the actors' rehearsals so they invite him to join the performance which tours the country. The play is about a General who doesn't treat people very well so they decided to do a play about how that was wrong. Fact: Indonesia aka The Spice Islands is the place Christopher Columbus was looking for when he crashed in the New World. Fact: Indonesia is made up of 17000 islands where people speak over 750 different languages. Fact: when Inno was a child speaking out against the government could land you in jail. On the last night of the performace Inno packs a toothbrush (they figured if you're going to go to jail for a long time you may as well have your toothbrush with you so you can keep your teeth clean. (true story).) the curtains go down and with soldiers on the way the actors scatter into hiding. On its surface My Night in the Planetarium is a modern Indonesian children's story about one night in the late '70s that the author got to spend in the Jakarta planetarium. But it's actually much more than that. It's an introduction to the history and culture of Indonesia. It's about colonialism revolution how power corrupts and how through art and solidarity liberation can be won. Biografía del autor INNOSANTO NAGARA's new-wave board books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as a graphic designer for a range of social change organizations before founding the Design Action Collective a worker-owned cooperative design studio in Oakland California.