More than ever, environmental issues have taken over news headlines, conversation circles and classrooms. It is a reality that we must face, and we must think of behaviors that can revert the damage caused by humans´ intervention on the environment. Mapinguari, which focuses on contemporary issues such as sustainable development and the preservation of the environment, gives young readers an opportunity to reflect upon this subject.
This is a fiction story in the form of a comic book, in which the graphic design and illustrations interact with the text in a very creative way. The main character of the story is José, a young man who is faced with a dilemma when he finds out that his job threatens the community where he grew up. As he rediscovers his village, the main character discovers the history of his family and the many local values that are at risk- folklore, the rubber workers movement, indigenous culture, and the wealth of the forest.